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Nellie Verne Walker

 (1874 - 1973)
Nellie Verne Walker was active/lived in Maine, Illinois, Colorado, Iowa.  Nellie Walker is known for memorial portrait statue of Chief Keokuk.

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Born in Red Oak, Iowa, Nellie Walker became a sculptor of statues and monuments. Her interest in carving came from her childhood when she often watched her stone-cutter father carve letters and other decorative features on tombstones.  At the age of 16 years she tried her hand at carving by sculpting a bust of Abraham Lincoln, which was exhibited at the 1893 Columbian Exposition in Chicago.

In 1900, Walker moved to Chicago to study at the Art Institute.  She became an apprentice and studio assistant to Lorado Taft, then the most prominent sculptor in Chicago.

Her work includes the statue of Iowa's U.S. Senator James Harlan (1907), which stands in the Capitol in Washington, D.C.; and the statue of Chief Ke   ...  Displaying 750 of 1555 characters.

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