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 Douglass Fraser  (1883 - 1955)

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Lived/Active: California      Known for: landscape, coastal views, ships and mural painting

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Douglass Fraser
from Auction House Records.
Carmel, 1949
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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 leisure.

A lifelong resident of his native city, he died on Aug. 6, 1955.

Memberships included the Bohemian Club and the Carmel Art Association/

California 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
Nearly 20,000 biographies can be found in Artists in California 1786-1940 by Edan Hughes and is available for sale ($150). For a full book description and order information please click here.

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