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Frances Nell Storer (1917-2003)

Frances Nell Storer, a nationally known watercolor artist, was a native of Central City, Kentucky, where her family owned a jewelry store.


She first studied art with James Hu-Hilo in Hawaii, in 1955 and then attended the Rex Brandt Summer School in Corona del Mar, California. She also studied in Arizona and New Mexico. She owned and operated a gallery in Central City in the 1960s, where she offered classes.


Storer, a juried member of the American Watercolor Society, moved to Louisville in the 1970s and became active in the local arts community. She was represented in the ground-breaking exhibition Kentucky Women Artists: 1850-2000 in 2001-2002.

Southwestern scene


graphite on paper

signed l.r.

signed and dated 1948, verso

11 1/2 x 8 3/4 inches (sight)

16 1/4 x 13 1/2 inches (frame)



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