Born in Richmond, IN on Feb. 4, 1852. Conner came to California for his health in 1887 with his brother Albert. He returned to Richmond in 1895. A self-taught painter, he painted many landscapes of both Indiana and California before his death of lung disease in Richmond on Feb. 15, 1905. Exh: Richmond AA, 1903; Indianapolis, 1903; Louisiana Purchase Expo (St Louis), 1904. In: Indianapolis AA; Richmond AA; Herron Art Inst.
Source: Edan Hughes, author of the book "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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