Covington in Kenton County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
— 1848 - 1919 —
City was home to internationally known artist. Early artistic work was painting and carving altars for Catholic churches. At age 21, he went to Munich to study; in 1878, founded art school there. Married Elizabeth Boott, also an artist, who died two years later. Sculpted an outstanding bronze memorial for her grave in Florence, Italy.
Frank Duveneck, major American portrait, genre, and landscape painter, returned home to teach after wife's death. Joined faculty of Cincinnati Art Academy and remained in International exhibitions. Received special gold medal at Panama-Pacific Exposition, San Francisco, 1915. Buried Mother of God Cem., south of Covington.
Erected 1989 by City of Covington; Kentucky Historical Society; and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1854.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Education. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1878.
Location. 39° 5.058′ N, 84° Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 501 Philadelphia St, Covington KY 41011, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Una Merkel ~~ Film Star (within shouting distance of this marker); Major League Baseball (within shouting distance of this marker); The Pied Piper of Hamelin (within shouting distance of this marker); Robert L. Surtees (within shouting distance of this marker); William Goebel (within shouting distance of this marker); Slave Escape / Controversial Judgment (approx. 0.2 miles away); Casper Ottens House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mother of God Church / "Cradle of the Arts" (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Covington.
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