Born in College Place, WA on July 19, 1891. Veda Carnahan began her art studies as a child with her mother and grandmother, and at age ten painted her first watercolor. In 1901 she moved to California with her family and settled in San Jose. She studied art while at Pacific Union College and continued her art studies with Frederick Gray at the Carmel Arts & Crafts Club and privately with Mary DeNeale Morgan, Wm Adam, and Otis Oldfield. In 1910 she married Warren Dayton. She taught art at College of the Pacific (Stockton) until moving to Sacramento in 1927. For 17 years she taught art at Grant Union High School. Mrs. Dayton died at her daughter's home in Corona del Mar, CA on April 18, 1983. Her oeuvre includes scenes of the Mother
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
Interview with the artist or his/her family; American Art Annual
1928; Women Artists of the American West
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