(1845 - 1922)
Ammi Merchant Farnham was active/lived in California. Ammi Farnham is known for landscape, portrait, figure-genre.
Biography Ammi Farnham
The following is from the website of the San Diego Historical Society,
Ammi Merchant Farnham (1846-1922)
Ammi Farnham was born in Silver Creek, New York, January 13, 1846. He was San Diego's first important artist of national stature. A precocious talent, he began his artistic career at the age of twelve. At eighteen he was a student in Munich and was traveling in Italy and France. As a student of Frank Duveneck at the Royal Academy of Bavaria, his colleagues were William Merritt Chase, Frank Freer and other familiar names in the annals of American art history.
His paintings manifest the artistic theories of the German art centers of the 19th Century. Back home, the
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