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.
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.
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