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Eva Fenyes

 (1846 - 1930)
Eva Scott Fenyes was active/lived in New Mexico, California.  Eva Fenyes is known for landscape painting, often with adobes.

Biography   Eva Fenyes

Born in New York City on Nov. 9, 1846 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 missions.

Her artistic renderings are of historical importance since many of the structures depicted are no longer extant.  Although she painted constantly, she chose not to become a professiona

Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
Southern California Artists (Nancy Moure); Women Artists of the American West; Ferdinand Perret Files; The Woman Artist in the American West; Artists of the American West (Doris Dawdy); Pasadena Star News, 2-5-1930 (obituary).

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