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Frederick Spang

 (1834 - 1891)
Frederick A. Spang was active/lived in Pennsylvania, California.  Frederick Spang is known for portrait, child-genre.

Biography  
Frederick Spang


Born in Norristown, PA on Jan. 31, 1834. Spang was educated in his native city and studied art in Philadelphia under J. R. Lambdin. After serving in the Civil War, he had a studio in Reading, PA. During the late 1860s and early 1870s he lived in San Francisco where his son was born. He also owned three lots in East Oakland. The local press gave favorable mentions of his portraits, still lifes, and bird studies. He later returned to Reading and was active there until his death on Nov. 21, 1891.

Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
SF Bulletin, 5-5-1870; Artists of the American West (Doris Dawdy).

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About  Frederick Spang

Born:  1834 - Norristown, Pennsylvania
Died:   1891 - Reading, Pennsylvania
Known for:  portrait, child-genre