R. Walter McNeil was born in Nevada on Jan. 25, 1883. "Cook" McNeil settled in Oakland in 1909 and established a restaurant. A self-taught artist, in his leisure he produced landscapes, still lifes, and a variety of subject matter. He died in Oakland, CA on Nov. 20, 1959.
Source: Edan Hughes, author of the book "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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