Frank Duveneck
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Frank Duveneck

(October 9, 1848 - January 3, 1919)

Frank Duveneck (October 9, 1848 - January 3, 1919) was an American figure and portrait painter.

Duveneck was born in Covington, Kentucky, the son of German immigrant Bernard Decker. Decker died when Frank was only a year old and his widow remarried Joseph Duveneck.

By the age of fifteen Frank had begun the study of art under the tutelage of a local painter, Johann Schmitt and had been apprenticed to a German firm of church decorators. While having grown up in Covington, Duveneck was a part of the German community in Cincinnati, Ohio, just across the Ohio River.

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