Born in Germany on Aug. 10, 1852. Fest was brought to the U.S. at age one. By 1876 he was a working artist in San Francisco. In 1884 he traveled to Fresno to paint scenes in Grady's Opera House. He died in San Francisco on March 4, 1920. Exh: Mechanics' Inst. (SF), 1881.
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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