Abel George Warshawsky was born in Sharon, Pennsylvania on December 28, 1883. He moved with his family to Cleveland, Ohio where he was enrolled in the Cleveland Art Institute and studied with Louis Rorimer. He continued his education at the National Academy of Design and the Art Students League in New York City.
Although Warshawsky traveled back and forth to the United States, he maintained his studio in France for forty years. He experienced huge success as an artist throughout his career, and exhibited in France, Italy and the United States. After the death of his first wife in the 1930s, and the talk of war in Europe, Warshawsky moved back America and established a studio in Monterrey, California. He became the president of the Carmel Art Society, and taught classes in various arts institutions. Warshawsky created numerous impressionistic portraits and landscapes of the Northern California countryside, several of which are housed in major collections today. Abel George Warshawsky died in 1962.