Does Frank Duveneck have a middle name?david towe
I recently aquired a top hat that the owners of the property said once belonged to Frank Duveneck. The initials are inside and are FAD. This was bought in Ludlow KY. The owners once owned a bar before and at the turn of the century. I will also add that I bought it on 10-09-09. His birthday is 10-09-1848. I also by chance stopped at Mother of God cemetary that day with a friend to visit his parents plots. I had no idea he was buried there. Any thoughts?
Duveneck StationsLouis Cornelius
There was a typo in my earlier note. Neuhause states that the pieces were painted in 1866-67 not 1856-57. However I have found a book by Billy Ray Booth stating that the paintings mentioned were originally for Mother of God Church in covington and painted in 1862-63 when Duveneck was 14. Anyone with information on Billy Ray Booth or knowledge of these pieces feel free to contact me. Thanks
Duveneck's early workLouis Cornelius
Living in Covington everyone knows about Frank Duveneck. I was fortunate enough to rediscover 2 of the Duveneck Stations of the Cross he painted for his home parish, St. Joseph. in 1866-67 as mentioned in church records and the book Unsuspected Genius. Now cleaned these are nice pieces with a heavy Johann Schmitt influence. What really happened to them is a careless priest in charge at the time just wanted them out of his hands due to the closing of the school in which they were stored. St. Joseph was razed and the paintings went to Mother of God school for storage. I know that a restorer took two, sold one in a gallery and sold the other by cutting the faces out and reframing them for sale. As he said,"the faces were done so well and I didn't know they were Duvenecks". Anyway this accounts for 4. Does anyone out there own one or know where the other 10 might be if they survived? The restore said they were being treated with no respect and could have been distroyed. They are huge pieces in Mahogany frames, the outer frame dim. is 46" x 62" and if not cleaned which is probable are so dark they look like chocolate all in deep browns. Cleaned the color really comes to life. Keep your eyes out you may own a Duveneck.
Covington, Ky Public LibraryA. Price
The Covington, Ky Public Library on Scott St. also has several of Mr. Duveneck's paintings.
M Fennell (02/21/2002)
Frank Duveneck is buried
at Mother of God Cememtary in Latonia, Ky.,outside of Covington.
A large black marble
monument stands at the site. The Basilica of the Assumption of Mary has just completed a huge
updating. Some restoration work had to be done on Duveneck's huge stained glass window so now would be a
fabulous time to visit.
Duveneck in 1910Dr. Jeffrey Owens
The Who's Who in America of 1910 says that Duveneck studied in Munich and lived in Boston a while, but since 1881 had worked primarily in Florence, Italy, as a painter and teacher. His U. S. address was given as Covington, KY, in 1910.
The gothic Roman Catholic cathedral basilica of the Assumption of St. Mary in Duveneck's hometown of Covington, Kentucky contains outstanding murals painted by Duveneck and are well worth the trip.
Mary Webb (11/09/2000)
from the artdaily.com November 8, 2000 COVINGTON, KENTUCKY.- The nonprofit, regional development organization Forward Quest bought artist's Frank Duveneck's house and it could now become a museum. A board is currently reviewing several options for this site: studio and teaching space for an artist-in-residence, a museum and a tavern. Joseph Duveneck, stepfather of the artist, used to brew beer in the house. Frank Duveneck was born Frank Decker on October 9, 1848, in Covington, Kentucky. Duveneck began painting in his early teens and he was employed as an assistant to Wilhelm Lamprecht (1838-after 1901), a successful German-born decorator. In 1869, the twenty-one-year-old Duveneck went to Munich. He became interested in becoming an easel painter and in 1870 enrolled in the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Munich, where he studied under Alexander Strähuber (1814-1882) and Wilhelm Diez (1839-1907). Before his death in Cincinnati on January 2, 1919, the artist donated a large and important group of his works to the Cincinnati Art Museum, which remains the center for Duveneck studies.