(1856 - 1935)
Manuel Valencia was active/lived in California. Manuel Valencia is known for Tonalist landscape painter, missions and adobes.
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Biography Manuel Valencia
A painter of California history and western landscapes, Manuel Valencia
was born in Marin County, California in 1856 on the Rancho San Jose,
the Valencia hacienda. The family received many land grants in
the San Francisco area because of their ties to settlement
history. He was a descendant of General Gabriel Valencia, the
first governor of the state of Sonora, Mexico under Spanish rule.
He was named for his grandfather, who arrived in California in 1774 and
became administrator of the Presidio in San Francisco.
studied with artists including Jules Tavernier in the San Francisco
area, where he lived his entire life, and attended what is now Santa
Clara University. He also spent some time in
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