Archives of American Art

Photograph of Frank Duveneck

Collection ID:
Duveneck, Frank, 1848-1919
circa 1918
Physical Description:
1 Item
(on a partial microfilm reel)

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
One 11" x 15" black and white profile portrait of Frank Duveneck. The photograph is accompanied by a cancelled check (1918) signed by Duveneck and affixed to the bottom of the photograph.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Painter and teacher; Munich, Germany and Cincinnati, Ohio. Born in Covington, Kentucky, he used the surname Decker until 1886. He began his career painting in midwestern Catholic churches. In 1870, Duveneck went to Munich, where he shared a studio with William Merritt Chase, studied with Wilhelm von Diez, and was influenced by the style of the Munich School. After travel to Venice and America, Duveneck opened his own school in Munich and in the Upper Bavarian village of Polling in 1878. His students, known as the "Duveneck Boys", included Otto Bacher, Julius Rolshoven, John Twachtman, and Herman Wessel. He married one of his students, Elizabeth Boott, in 1886. Following his wife's death in 1888, Duveneck returned to the United States to teach at the Cincinnati Art Academy.

Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reel 4306 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated by Freda Schutze.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.

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