AMMI M. FARNHAM (1846-1922)
Born in New York, Farnham studied art at the Munich Academy and, with Frank Duveneck, at the Royal Academy of Bavaria. Active as a professional portrait painter in Buffalo, he exhibited widely, settling in San Diego, California in 1886.
A pioneer San Diego artist, Farnham's oeuvre includes portraits, figures and atmospheric landscapes in oils and watercolors often painted in late afternoon and depicting luminous twilights. He is reputed to have influnced the painting style of Charles Fries.
COTTAGE ON THE HILL
Oil on canvas, 16 x 20"
Signed lower right: A M Farnham
Date: circa 1910
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