Preliminary Guide to the Fernand Lungren Collection

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Davidson Library
University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106
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Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Preliminary Guide to the Fernand Lungren Collection, ca. 1890s-1932

Collection number: SC 180

Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara

Contact Information:

  • Department of Special Collections
  • Davidson Library
  • University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Santa Barbara, CA 93106
  • Phone: (805) 893-3062
  • Fax: (805) 893-5749
  • Email: special@library.ucsb.edu
  • URL: http://www.library.ucsb.edu/speccoll/speccoll.html
    Processed by:
    D. Tambo
    Date Completed:
    03 September 2003
    Encoded by:
    David C. Gartrell
© 2003 Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Fernand Lungren Collection,
Date (inclusive): ca. 1890s-1932
Collection Number: SC 180
Extent: .05 linear feet (1 folder)
Repository: University of California, Santa Barbara. Library. Department of Special Collections
Santa Barbara, California 93106-9010
Physical Location: Vault
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

None.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.

Preferred Citation

Fernand Lungren Collection. SC 180. Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

Acquisition Information

Undetermined

Biography

Fernand Lungren (1859 -1932) is best known as a painter and illustrator of Southwest desert and canyon scenes, and Native American life. He was born in Maryland, raised in Toledo, Ohio, and studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art with Thomas Eakins and in Paris at the Acadamie Julien. He returned to Cincinnati, met western artists Henry Farny and Joseph Sharp, and began painting western scenes, before being hired by the Santa Fe Railroad, from 1892 to 1897, to paint scenes along its route. In 1893 he spent several months with the Hopi Indians in Arizona, and for three years, 1899-1901, was in London working with the circle around James A. McNeill Whistler. In 1903 he moved to Santa Barbara, California, where he helped found the Santa Barbara Art School and where he spent the rest of his life, mainly painting Native American themes.

Scope and Content of Collection

The collection contains correspondence (including one typed letter signed [TLS] from Stewart Edward White), art exhibition catalogs (U.S. and England), and photographs relating to Santa Barbara artist Fernand Lungren, ca. 1890s-1932.
The UCSB University Art Museum has a large collection of more than 300 of Lungren's works, most of which he had left to what was known then as the Santa Barbara State College. In 2000 the Art Museum mounted a major Lungren exhibition.

Collection Contents

Box

Correspondence, art exhibition catalogs, and photographs relating to Santa Barbara artist Fernand Lungren, ca. 1890 - 1932