A landscape painter and muralist, Douglass Fraser was born in Vallejo,
CA on Dec. 29, 1883. He was a pupil of Arthur Mathews at the Mark
Hopkins Institute and of Frank DuMond and Charles Hawthorne at the Art
Students League in New York City.
By 1908 he was dedicated to painting scenes of the rugged Monterey
coast and the oak trees of Solano County. For many years, he
worked at Mare Island Navy Yard as a shipbuilder while painting in his
A lifelong resident of his native city, he died on Aug. 6, 1955.
Memberships included the Bohemian Club and the Carmel Art Association/
State Fair, 1925 (prize); Babcock Galleries (NYC), 1925; Bohemian Club,
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"American Art Annuals
, 1929-33; Who's Who in American Art
, 1936-53; Peggy and Harold Samuels, The Encyclopedia of Artists of the American West; CA&A
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