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Oscar Kunath

 (1830 - 1909)
Oscar Kunath was active/lived in California.  Oscar Kunath is known for genre, figure, landscape, miniature.

Biography   Oscar Kunath


Born in Dresden, Germany on July 9, 1830. Kunath was educated in his native land before coming to the U.S. in 1860. He worked in Philadelphia until 1867 and was in New York before moving to San Francisco in 1873. The following year he returned to Europe for two years of art studies in Munich. After his return to his adopted land, he stayed in New York until settling in San Francisco in 1878. He taught at the School of Design and established a studio where he painted many portraits and miniatures of the local elite, such as the Stanford, Crocker, and Parrott families. In his leisure, he painted landscapes and genre scenes. Kunath possessed a fine tenor voice and was affiliated with local musical societies. In 1896 he maintained a stu

Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
Bay of SF; vol. 2, p. 611; SF Call, 10-21-1909 (obituary).

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