She is known for landscape, coastals, Indians and western painting, illustration, teaching. A landscape painter, Evylena Miller was born in Mayfield, Kansas where she spent the first fifteen years of her life. In 1903, she moved to Santa Ana, California and earned her B.Degree from Pomona College and studied with Anna Althea Hills and Hannah Tempest Jenkins. She also attended the Art Students League in New York City and the Berkshire Summer School of Art. From 1911 to 1918, she taught art at Claremont High School and Riverside Girls School and at Santa Ana High School. They lived in Los Angeles and with her painting landscapes, coastal views and Native Americans, they traveled widely including to Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, and Colorado. One of her goals was to paint all of the pueblos of the Southwest, and pursuing that as well as landscape subjects, they forded rivers, went into building ruins, and climbed high elevations.
These pursuits led to the completion of 40 canvases of scenes of life in the pueblos of the Navajo, Apache, Toas, Hopi, Jemez, Acoma, Laguna, and Zuni. She also painted in Japan, China, Egypt and the Holy Land and in 1933, her book "Travel Tree" about these journeys was published. In 1956, she became the director of the Bowers Memorial Museum in Santa Ana and was a member of Women Painters of the West, the California Art Club, and the Laguna Art Association. She died in Santa Ana in 1966, having exhibited widely including the National Art Gallery, the Smithsonian, and the California Art Club.A beautiful piece that will add to your décor! Please check all the photos. Should you have any inquiries, please do not hesitate to ask a question or call 310 293 2442. The item "Evylena Nunn Miller -1930s California Trees -impressionist landscape" is in sale since Friday, October 2, 2020.
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