Find, Learn, Price Art
Enjoy the comprehensive art database we've compiled since 1987
Membership Details
Images, sales charts, bios, signatures, 30 artist Alerts and more ...
Art auction records:  Millions of references for pricing research
Or, register for Free Alerts
To track 10 artists.

Already a member?  Sign in here

John Donovan

 (1871 - 1941)
John Ambrose Donovan was active/lived in California, Ontario / Canada.  John Donovan is known for marine, cartoonist.

Biography   John Donovan


Born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada on Aug. 8, 1871. In his youth Donovan worked in Detroit at various jobs including steward and manager of the Detroit Boat Club. While employed there, he began painting in the winters and attended John Ward Dunsmore Art School. He then worked as a cartoonist-reporter for the Detroit Free Press. At the turn of the century he further studied art in London, Paris, and Ireland. Upon returning in 1904, he married the daughter of a San Bernardino rancher. Settling in Los Angeles, he was active in the local art scene. Donovan died there on Jan. 9, 1941. Exh: Calif. State Fair, 1893; Nicholson Gallery (Pasadena), 1907; Steckel Gallery (LA), 1907, 1912.

Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
Southern California Artists (Nancy Moure); Artists of the American West (Doris Dawdy); Los Angeles Times, 3-31-1907 & 1-12-1941 (obituary).

Nearly 20,000 biographies can be found in Artists in California 1786-1940 by Edan Hughes and is available for sale ($150). For a full book description and order information please click here.   ...  Displaying 1169 of 1327 characters.

    >   Continue reading about John Donovan


Discover art and art prices ...
•  Auction records and images
•  Record prices, graphs, stats
•  Artist signature examples
•  More about subscribing

Example(s) of this artist's work:
Fair Wind
Art images copyright© of artist or assignee

Subscribers may find the following and more:
Did it sell?  Low/high estimate
Size of work   Signature   Date created
Research John Donovan

Consider a subscription!  More info