|Biography from AskART:|
|A landscape painter and muralist, Douglass Fraser was born in Vallejo,
CA on Dec. 29, 1883. He was a pupil of Arthur Mathews at the Mark
Hopkins Institute and of Frank DuMond and Charles Hawthorne at the Art
Students League in New York City. |
By 1908 he was dedicated to painting scenes of the rugged Monterey
coast and the oak trees of Solano County. For many years, he
worked at Mare Island Navy Yard as a shipbuilder while painting in his
A lifelong resident of his native city, he died on Aug. 6, 1955.
Memberships included the Bohemian Club and the Carmel Art Association/
State Fair, 1925 (prize); Babcock Galleries (NYC), 1925; Bohemian Club,
1926-52; Gumps (SF), 1926, 1928; Vallejo Artists Guild, 1929; Oakland
Art Gallery, 1932.
Mare Island Golf Club; Bohemian Club (mural); George Washington Jr.
High School (Vallejo); Portland (OR) Businessmen's Club; Veteran's
Memorial Bldg (Vallejo); White House (Washington, DC); Piedmont (CA)
High School; Elks Club Library (Vallejo).
Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
American Art Annuals, 1929-33; Who's Who in American Art, 1936-53; Peggy and Harold Samuels, The Encyclopedia of Artists of the American West; CA&A
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