Meta Ida Kesselhut Wardner was born in Wisconsin on February 9, 1893. Meta married Earnest Wardner in the 1920s.
She was a resident of Soledad (Los Angeles County) by 1930. Due to the Depression, the couple returned to Milwaukee for a few and then moved back to southern California in the 1940s.
After settling in Lynwood, she remained there until her death on November 29, 1959.
Many of her landscapes are of the area around her home.
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