E. Nunn Miller: Smoketrees Near Salton Sea
E. Nunn Miller: Smoketrees Near Salton Sea, gorgeous landscape from the Southern California desert. Painted c. 1927, oil on canvas. 20 x 24. Original frame.
A landscape painter, Evylena Miller (1888-1966) 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.A. 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. From 1920 to 1922, she taught at a boys school in Japan and then returned to the United States where in 1923, she married Howard Earl Miller, who shared her love of travel. (partial bio from AskArt.com)