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The Forgotten Artist: The Story of Evylena Nunn Miller with Leslie Compton



Learn about accomplished plein air landscape artist and former Bowers Museum affiliate, Evylena Nunn Miller. In this talk by Leslie Compton, Evylena's grand-niece and author of The Forgotten Artist: The Story of Evylena Nunn Miller. Compton will present images of the artist’s work within the Bowers collection and privately owned paintings and photographs, as well as discuss Evylena’s passion for creating art and the ways in which she elevated other female artists.

Location: Fluor Gallery | Onsite lecture and book signing
Ticketed Onsite Event: Free for Members or with General Admission
Recorded Online Screening: Free for Members | General $10 | Online version will be emailed to ticketholders one week after the onsite event. Please note that the virtual lecture is not live and will not be available for viewing on 5/21.


TICKETS: Online or onsite. Questions? E-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 714.567.3677. Proceeds benefit Bowers Museum Education Programs. Tickets are non-refundable.


About Evylena Nunn Miller

Evylena Nunn Miller, was born on July 4, 1888, in Mayfield, Kansas relocating to Santa Ana, California with her family in 1903. Maturing as an accomplished painter, she became a leader among her contemporaries, eager to help artists by establishing scholarships, creating new venues for exhibitions, lecturing, teaching and lending impetus to women’s organizations so they would be recognized among the male dominated artistic community.

Among her many achievements, Evylena became the youngest artist to have a painting accepted by the Smithsonian Institution.

Evylena’s landscapes were her view of the world. Her life force was her faith and her paintings were acts of faith as you will see through the many photographs of her art in The Forgotten Artist.

Event details

May 21, 2022 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm


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