1804/08, Feb 41864
an American artist who was active/lived in Kentucky. Oliver Frazer is known for portrait and miniature painting. In 1825 he left school to study art with Matthew Harris Jouett. After Jouett died in 1827, Frazer left Kentucky for Philadelphia, becoming a pupil of Thomas Sully. Around 1830, Frazer returned to Lexington to begin work as a portrait painter. Frazer sailed for France in May 1834, to study the Old Masters; he studied painting in Paris under Thomas Couture and Baron Antoine-Jean Gros. During 1835-35, Frazer visited major museums in Germany, Italy, Belgium, Switzerland, and England. Returning to Lexington in 1838, he opened a portrait studio at 12 East Main Street.
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