Ferdinand Warren (1899-1981) was born in Independence, Missouri and spent his life in Missouri, New York and Georgia. He studied at the Kansas City Art Institute where after he lived and worked in Brooklyn, New York and Decatur, Georgia. Warren began his art career creating war bond posters during World War II. After the war, he continued his career as a commercial artist and became a faculty member at Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Georgia.
He held positions as Artist in Residence at University of Georgia in 1950-51, and was Chairman Department of Art at Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Georgia from 1952-1969. Warren was a member of the American National Academy, American Water Color Society, SC, AAPL, and Allied Art Association.
He worked primarily in oils and focused his attention to genre scenes, coastal and cityscapes.