(1908 - 2008)
Milford Zornes was active/lived in California, Utah, Oklahoma. Milford Zornes is known for watercolor landscape and marine painting.
painting enjoyed a major renaissance early in the 20th Century in
Southern California when a group of artists began using it as a primary
medium. Scholar Gordon McClelland, in his recently published book, California Watercolors 1850-1970, places the beginnings of the
California Style in the 1920s. Milford Zornes, one of the members of
this group, turned ninety-five in January 2003, and is the last living
artist of that pioneering movement.
Born in Oklahoma on January 25, 1908,
Zornes moved west to California during the Dust Bowl years. When he
turned twenty, he hitchhiked across the United States, worked as a
longshoreman on the docks in New York City, and then traveled to
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