Born in New York City on Nov. 9, 1846 (1849-Pasadena Museum) into a wealthy family, Eva Fenyes
was well educated in New York, and then studied art in Europe and
Egypt. She was first the wife of General Wm Muse and in 1896
married Dr. Adelbert Fényes.
Two years were spent in Santa Fe, NM and four years in Europe before
settling in Pasadena in 1897. Despite a crippling arthritis, Mrs.
Fényes spent over 30 years traveling by horse and wagon from San Diego
to Sonoma painting hundreds of watercolors of the California adobes and
Her artistic renderings are of historical importance since many of the
structures depicted are no longer extant. Although she painted
constantly, she chose not
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