Frank Duveneck (1848-1919)

119 Garrard Street, Covington, KY

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"City was home to internationally known artist. Early artistic work was painting and carving altars for Catholic churches. At age 21, he went to Munich to study; in 1878, founded art school there. Married Elizabeth Boott, also an artist, who died two years later. Sculpted an outstanding bronze memorial for her grave in Florence, Italy. Over. Presented by City of Covington.

(Reverse) Eminent Artist - Frank Duveneck, major American portrait, genre, and landscape painter, returned home to teach after wife's death. Joined faculty of Cincinnati Art Academy and remained active in international exhibitions. Received special gold medal at Panama-Pacific Exposition, San Francisco, 1915. Buried Mother of God Cem., south of Covington. Presented by City of Covington."

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  • January 8, 2011: Added by Bill Eichelberger

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