Artist Biography

Fannie DUVALL
1861 - 1934

Fannie Eliza Duvall was born in Port Byron, New York on September 8, 1861. She studied in New York City at the Art Students League, Cooper Union and with William Sartain. She was active as an art teacher in Syracuse before moving to Los Angeles in 1888. Working in oil, watercolor and pastel, from her studio in the Arroyo Seco came portraits, landscapes, and floral still lifes. After 1900 she made Paris her second home and studied there with Whistler and at the Grande Chaumière. Duvall died in Los Angeles on November 3, 1934. Member: California Art Club; American Federation of Artists; Los Angeles Art Ass'n; Laguna Beach Art Ass'n; West Coast Arts. Exhibited: World's Columbian Expo (Chicago), 1893; Paris Salon, 1901, 1908; Friday Morning Club (Los Angeles), 1903, 1913, 1920, 1930 (solos); Lewis & Clark Exposition, 1905 (bronze medal); Alaska-Yukon Exposition (Seattle), 1909 (gold medal); Ebell Club (Los Angeles), 1920 (solo). Works held: Jonathan Club, Southwest Museum, Friday Morning Club, Ruskin Art Club (all in Los Angeles); Bowers Museum (Santa Ana).

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