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Oliver Frazer

 (1808 - 1864)
Oliver Frazer was active/lived in Kentucky.  Oliver Frazer is known for portrait and miniature painting (See Frazier, Oliver).

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Biography   Oliver Frazer


Born in Fayette County, Kentucky, Oliver Frazer became a portrait painter.  He took his earliest studies from Matthew Harris Jouett in Lexington and then with Thomas Sully in Philadelphia.  He continued his education in Great Britain and Europe where one of his most influential teachers was George Peter Alexander Healy.

Returning to Lexington, Oliver Frazer became a popular and busy portraitist until his eyesight began to fail about 1850.

He died February 9, 1864 and is buried in the Lexington Cemetery.


Sources include:

George Groce and David Wallace, The New-York Historical Society's Dictionary of Artists in America

The Lexington Cemetery Historical Society


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