Fanny Duvall (1861-1934)
Fanny Duvall was born in Port Byron, New York on September 8, 1861. Duvall studied in New York 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 Chaumiere. Duvall died in Los Angeles on November 3, 1934.
Member: California Art Club; American Federation of Art; Los Angeles Art Association; Laguna Beach Art Association; West Coast Arts.
Exhibited: California State Fair, 1890-92; Bryson Block, Los Angeles, 1891; World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago, 1893; Chamber of Commerce, Los Angeles, 1894; Paris Salon, 1901, 1908; Friday Morning Club, Los Angeles, 1903, 1913, 1920, 1930 (solos); Ruskin Art Club, Los Angeles, 1904; Lewis & Clark Exposition, Portland, Oregon, 1905 (bronze medal); Alaska-Yukon Exposition, Seattle, 1909 (gold medal); Fine Arts League, Los Angeles, 1909; Kanst Gallery, Los Angeles, 1914; Ebell Club, Los Angeles, 1920 (solo); Leonard's Gallery, Los Angeles, 1923.
Works held: Southwest Museum, Friday Morning Club, Ruskin Art Club, Los Angeles; Bowers Museum, Santa Ana.
Source: Artists in California: 1786-1940, Edan Hughes