James Francis McCourtney was born in St Louis, MO on March 6, 1846. McCourtney settled in Oakland, CA in 1868. He was active there as an artist until his death on Dec. 29, 1918.
Exh: Mechanics' Inst. (SF), 1875; Calif. State Fair, 1878-81.
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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