Born in Dubuque, IA on Sept. 23, 1857. While at Columbia University, Kavanaugh studied painting with George Inness and Francis Murphy. He first came to California in 1875 and by the 1930s was living in Los Angeles. He died there on June 30, 1937.
Source: Edan Hughes, author of the book "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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