Born in Zurich in 1933.He studied at the Zurich Politechnic and the Zurich School of Fine Arts, on a full scholarship.He excelled in the field of anatomy, medical illustration and scientific analytical drawing.He studied sculpture under Prof. Guido Conti in Milano, Italy and advanced studies in painting with Giacomo and Mattman in Paris.
In 1956 he emigrated to Canada and worked as a camp cook and guide in the Rockies..
In 1957 he was Art Director and artist for a Calgary TV station.Art work from this period was accepted in the New York and Montreal Art Directors Club.
In 1961, Warner was a commercial artist and art director in a large Calgary based advertising agency, while also working privately in fine art..
In 1966 he started painting full time.By this time he had a good body of work in different media from modern to realistic art.He was invited to exhibit, as the only Canadian painter, at the opening of the new wing of the Buffalo Bill Historical Center, and Whitney Museum of Western Art in Cody, Wyoming, through the efforts of Dr. Harold McCracken.
In 1969 he became a member of the Society of Animal Artists in New York and a member by invitation of the Grand Central Galleries, New York.
In 1970 he became a member by invitation of the Alberta Society of Artists and a member by invitation of the Western Canadian Institute of Artists.
In 1972 he was featured on plate 64 in the book titled "Great American Shooting Prints" published by Knopf, along with Audubon, Remmington, Russell, Kuhn and Rungius.
In 1973 Warner began sculpting in wax and made bronzes for the next 18 years.
In 1975 he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis which made standing and painting increasingly difficult.
Warner lived with his family in the Okanagan from 1978 till his death in 1994.
Untitled - Caribou In Migration 10/25 28 x 17 x 9 in. Bronze