Lungren, Fernand, 1857-1932

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Painter; illustrator, Santa Barbara, Calif. and Toledo, Ohio; b. Nov. 13, 1859, Hagerstown, Md.; d. Nov. 9, 1932. Birth date also cited as 1857.

From the description of Fernand Harvey Lungren letter, 1894. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 220158894

Fernand Lungren (1859-1932) is best known as a painter and illustrator of Southwest desert and canyon scenes, and Native American life. He was born in Maryland, raised in Toledo, Ohio, and studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art with Thomas Eakins and in Paris at the Acadamie Julien. He returned to Cincinnati, met western artists Henry Farny and Joseph Sharp, and began painting western scenes, before being hired by the Santa Fe Railraod, from 1892 to 1897, to paint scenes along its route. In 1893, he spent several months with the Hopi Indians in Arizona, and for three years, 1899-1901, was in London working with the circle around James A. McNeill Whistler. In 1903 he moved to Santa Barbara, California, where he helped found the Santa Barbara Art School and where he spent the rest of his life, mainly painting Native American themes.

From the description of Fernand Lungren collection, [ca.1890s-1932] (University of California, Santa Barbara). WorldCat record id: 60553480

Fernand Lungren (1857-1932) was a Western American artist who originally came from Maryland. He enrolled in the Pennsylvania Academy in Philadelphia in 1876, and his first illustrations were published in Scribner's Magazine in 1879. Many of his works would come to appear in the pages of prominent magazines over the years, including Century, St. Nicholas, Harper's, and McClure's, and other pieces were exhibited in museums and galleries worldwide. In 1920 he became the president of the Santa Barbara School of the Arts.

From the description of Papers of Fernand Lungren, 1897-1928. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 122593769

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associatedWith Bacon, Leonard, 1887-1954. person
associatedWith Bourke, John Gregory, 1846-1896. person
associatedWith Boyden, Albert A. (Albert Augustus), 1875-1925. person
associatedWith Custer, Elizabeth Bacon, 1842-1933. person
associatedWith Garland, Hamlin, 1860-1940. person
associatedWith Hough, Emerson, 1857-1923. person
associatedWith Lippincott, Joseph Barlow, 1864-1942. person
associatedWith Lummis, Charles Fletcher, 1859-1928. person
associatedWith Seton, Ernest Thompson, 1860-1946. person
associatedWith Stevens, George Washington, 1866-1929. person
associatedWith Thoma, Frank de. person
associatedWith White, Stewart Edward, 1873-1946. person
associatedWith White, William Allen, 1868-1944. person
associatedWith Whitney, Caspar, 1862-1929. person
associatedWith Wister, Owen, 1860-1938. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
California--Los Angeles
California--Owens River Valley
Mexico--Yucatan Peninsula
Art, Modern--20th century
Art, American--20th century
Water transfer
Art, Modern--19th century
Impressionism (Art)
Indians of Mexico
Painting, American
Art schools
Periodical editors--correspondence
Rubber industry and trade


Birth 1857-11-13

Death 1932




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SNAC ID: 962604