Absolutely beautiful oil painting of mountain tops hit by the first rays of sun, their lower slopes and valleys still in shadow. These mountain paintings are rare in her work, and much to be admired. Frame measures 20 1/2 x 24, canvas 16 x 20.
Evylena Nunn Miller (1888-1966). Painter. Born in Mayfield, KS on July 4, 1888.
Evylena Nunn settled in Santa Ana, Ca shortly after the turn of the century. She studied with Anna Althea Hills, Hannah Tempest Jenkins at Pomona College, ASL in NYC, and Berkshire Summer School of Art. She taught art at Claremont High School and Riverside Girls High School (1911-18) and Santa Ana High School (1920-22).
She spent two years in Japan studying with Jippo Araki, and married Howard Miller in 1923. Her book, Travel Tree (1933), covers her travel in Japan, China, Egypt and the Holy Land. She also made many trips to paint the Indians of New Mexico and Colorado, and was director of Bowers Memorial Museum in 1956. Mrs. Miller died in Santa Ana on Feb. 26, 1966.
Member: Woman Painters of the West: LAAA; Foundation of Western Artists; Nat’l Ass’n of Women Artists; Laguna Beach AA; Artists of the SW; Calif. Art Club.
Exhibitions; Calif. State Fair, 1930. Awards: Many in Southern Calif. In the 1930s.
Works held: Smithsonian Inst.; Pomona College; Chinese YMCA, SF; First Presbyterian Church, Santa Ana; Bowers Memorial Museum, Santa Ana. AAA 1919-28; WWC 1942; CA&A; AAW; WWAA 1936-62; Travel Tree by K. E. Hill (Santa Ana: Fine Arts Press, 1933); SCA