Student, Staatliche Kunstgewerbe Schule and Akademie, Berlin, 1912-1915, 18-23.
He spent the years –1932 in Paris creating a social realism, art-deco and primitivism sculptural style. When he returned to the United States, Warneke undertook multiple commissions for the Works Progress Administration. He shared his skills with young art students by teaching sculpture at various institutions.
From 1943 to 1968, Warneke taught in Washington, District of Columbia at the George Washington University and the Corcoran School of Artist
Warneke died in Connecticut in 1983.
Fellow International Institute Arts and Letters (life), National Sculpture Society, National Academy of Design. Member New England Sculptors Southern, Connecticut Academy Fine Arts, Associe de Salon des Tuileries, North.A.
Married Jessie Jay Gilroy Hall, March 16, 1927.