Born in Port Byron, NY on Sept. 8, 1861, Fannie Duvall studied in New York City at the Art Students League, Cooper Union and with William Sartain. She was active as an art teacher in Syracuse before moving to Los Angeles in 1888.
Working in oil, watercolor and pastel, from her studio in the Arroyo Seco she painted portraits, landscapes, and floral still life. After 1900 she made Paris her second home and studied there with Whistler and at the Grande Chaumière.
Duvall died in Los Angeles on Nov. 3, 1934.
California Art Club; American Federation of Arts, Los Angeles Art Association, Laguna Beach Art Association; West Coast Arts.
California State Fair, 1890-92; Bryson Block
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"Artists of the American West
(Doris Dawdy); American Art Annual
1909-33; California Arts and Architecture list, 1932; WW in Los Angeles County, 1926-31; Women Artists of the American West
; Southern California Artists
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