About Olin Levi Warner
Olin Levi Warner was born in Suffield, Connecticut on April 9, 1844. He died on August 14, 1896 after a cycling accident in New York's Central Park. His great, great uncle, Colonel Seth Warner, was a Revolutionary War leader. His ancestor, John Warner, was one of the early settlers of Suffield. Olin Levi Warner was an American sculptor and artist noted for striking bas relief portrait medallions and busts. He studied sculpture in Paris at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts. In 1872 he moved to New York City. He was a founder and a member of the Society of American Artists and an associate of the National Academy of Design. He was not a commercial success during his lifetime, only becoming more widely known in his later life. Warner is credited with popularizing the bas relief, through numerous portraits.