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Grace Fountain

American, 1858-1942


Yreka 1858





Oakland 1942

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Northwest artist

Oregon artist


Raised in Ashland, Grace Fountain was active in Oregon as an art teacher and painter from 1880 to 1905. She lived in Klamath Falls for a time and exhibited in the First Southern Oregon District Agricultural Fair of 1898. She studied with William Parrott. She painted many views of Crater Lake, Mt. Hood, and the Columbia River. One of her Crater Lake paintings was used by the Southern Pacific Railroad Company in one of its publications. It later hung in the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C. Fountain had a studio in Portland in the early 1900’s, which she shared with her artist sister, Mabel Russell Lowther. In 1904 Fountain produced illustrations for an article in the September issue of the Pacific Monthly magazine. She and her husband, James, moved to Oakland, California in 1907.

Artist biography reproduced with permission from the authors, Oregon Painters: the First Hundred Years (1859-1959), Ginny Allen and Jody Klevit.



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Student of: William Samuel Parrott (American, 1844-1915)

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