Walker, Nellie Verne(American, 1874-1973)
A native of Iowa, Walker studied under the sculptor Lorado Taft at the Art Institute of Chicago where she also taught for a time. A prolific sculptor, the artist produced a number of public monuments that stretch from Washington DC to Colorado. She is most remembered for her Lincoln Monument (1938) which depicts Lincoln’s family passing through Vincennes, Indiana on their first visit to Illinois. She was inducted into the Iowa Women’s Hall of Fame in 1987 in acknowledgement of her achievements as a female artist and created a bronze bas relief in honor of the Pioneer Suffragists of Iowa on display at the State Capital.
Works Cited:
Madden, Betty; Larry Emmons (Foreward). The Eagle’s Nest Art Colony. Collection: Arts Alliance Ogle County, 1982. Iowa Commission on the Status of Women Website. Visited 10/9/2009. http://www.women.iowa.gov/about_women/HOF/iafame-walker.html
A native of Iowa, Walker studied under the sculptor Lorado Taft at the Art Institute of Chicago where she also taught for a time. A prolific sculptor, the artist produced a number of public monuments that stretch from Washington DC to Colorado. She is most remembered for her Lincoln Monument (1938) which depicts Lincoln’s family passing through Vincennes, Indiana on their first visit to Illinois. She was inducted into the Iowa Women’s Hall of Fame in 1987 in acknowledgement of her achievements as a female artist and created a bronze bas relief in honor of the Pioneer Suffragists of Iowa on display at the State Capital.
Works Cited:
Madden, Betty; Larry Emmons (Foreward). The Eagle’s Nest Art Colony. Collection: Arts Alliance Ogle County, 1982. Iowa Commission on the Status of Women Website. Visited 10/9/2009. http://www.women.iowa.gov/about_women/HOF/iafame-walker.html

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