Frank Duveneck

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Frank Duveneck


Portrait of Molly Duveneck, 1889

Oil on Panel
22 x 15 3/4 inches

Signed - Monogram, Center Right

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Duveneck was born in Covington, KY in 1848.  He is noted as one of the most influential American teachers of the late 19th century. He began studying in Munich in 1870, and, except for his return to Cincinnati during 1874-75, he lived and painted in Munich, Venice, Florence, and Paris until 1888, when his wife Elizabeth Boott Duveneck died.  He painted with W.M. Chase and Twachtman, and by 1879 he had settled in Florence as highly influential teacher.  His American students became known as "The Duveneck Boys".  Upon his return to America, he taught briefly in Boston and then in Cincinnati.  In 1900, he joined the staff of the Cincinnati Art Academy and later became dean. 


Munich Royal Acad. with Diez, 1870-73; awarded L.L.D. from Univ. Cincinnati, 1917



Soc. Western Artists (pres. 1897); SAA, 1880; ANA, 1905; NA, 1906; Cincinnati AC (pres. 1896); NIAL; Paris Expo, 1899 (jury, Am. Section)



Boston AC, 1875 (solo), 1876,1884, 1896; SAA, 1878; NAD, 1877, 1879, 1888 (hon. men. for portrait of Eliz. Boott); PAFA, 1879, 1893-97, 1902; Soc. Painters-Etchers, London 1881; ParisSalon, 1881, 1885 (hon. men.),1888, 1895(hon. men.), Tavern Club, Boston (hon. men.); Columbian Expo, Chicago, 1893 (medal); Paris Salon, 1895 (prize); Pan-Am. Expo., Buffalo, 1901 (medal); Louisiana Purchase Expo., 1905 (Jury and exhibitor); AIC; Corcoran Gallery, 1907-10, 1916, 1957; Royal Acad., Berlin, 1910; Intl FA Expo, Buenos Aires, 1911; CI, 1911 (Jury); Pan-PacificExpo, San Francisco, 1915 (Med. of Honor and Jury); Parrish AM, 1984 ("Painters-Etchers" exh.); Cincinnati AM, 1987


NMAA; NGA; BMFA; Cincinnati Art Museum; PAFA; Indianapolis AA; Montclair AM; mem. statue to his wife, cemetery, Florence, Italy; Univ. Kentucky Art Museum Archival material


WW17; Cincinnati Painters of the Golden Age; Gerdts, Art Across America; exh. cat., Frank Duveneck;  The Gloucester Years; D. Findlay Gal., NYC; Jones and Weber, The Kentucky Painter from the Frontier Era to the Great War; Fink, American Art at the Nineteenth Century Paris Salons; American Painter-Etcher Movement; Falk, Exh, Record Series