Elise Firnhaber

Artist: Elise Firnhaber a 19The century french painter.  Member of the Seine Art Association until 1890. Signed : lower left E. Firnhaber  Measures 34x25.5 inches. Oil on canvas, Titled: Playing the "Oud"  Middle Eastern woman with an Eastern instrument. Farhat Art Museum.  "There is little known about the artist" .Firnhaber (Mme Elise ) peintre a seine Societaire de artistes francais depuis 1890. E, Benezit . Dictonaire De Peintres

Artist: Elise Firnhaber a 19The century french painter.
Member of the Seine Art Association until 1890.
Signed : lower left E. Firnhaber
Measures 34×25.5 inches.
Oil on canvas,
Titled: Playing the “Oud”
Middle Eastern woman with an Eastern instrument.
Farhat Art Museum.
“There is little known about the artist”
.Firnhaber (Mme Elise ) peintre a seine Societaire de artistes francais depuis 1890.
E, Benezit . Dictonaire De Peintres

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John Califano (1862 – 1946)

Artist:John Califano (1862 - 1946) American / Italian Oil in canvas signed lower left measures 29.75x39.50 inches Farhat Art Museum Collection.

Artist:John Califano (1862 – 1946) American / Italian
Oil in canvas signed lower left
measures 29.75×39.50 inches
Farhat Art Museum Collection.

John Edmund Califano (December 5, 1862 in Rome – June 15, 1946 in Van Nuys), was a student of Domenico Morelli. Califano became a landscape artist, especially noted for his scenes of California and Italy. In 1881, he came to the United States and lived in Chicago until 1908. By 1915, he was in San Francisco and spent the last years of his life in Van Nuys.

Califano exhibited in Naples, Italy in 1880, receiving a gold medal, as well as showing at the Art Institute of Chicago, in 1907; and the National Academy of Design, New York City, 1897-99.

References
Edan Milton Hughes, “Artists in California, 1786-1940

Muriel Branegan Bacon

Artist Muriel Branegan Bacon (1909 - 2002) American  Titled: Bather at Fedala number 16  Measures: 34x26 inches Oil on canvas  Farhat Art Museum Collection.

Artist Muriel Branegan Bacon (1909 – 2002) American
Titled: Bather at Fedala number 16
Measures: 34×26 inches Oil on canvas
Farhat Art Museum Collection.

Painter. Born in Grass Valley, CA on July 16, 1909. Branegan studied at the CSFA under Ray Boynton, continued at the ASL of NYC under Kenneth Hayes Miller and at Académie Julian in Paris. She was a resident of San Francisco and Grass Valley in the 1930s. She later married a man named Bacon and settled in Sausalito. She died in Santa Rosa, CA on Aug. 10, 2002. Exh: Paul Elder Gallery (SF), 1930s; City of Paris

Footnote :
“The harbour, at what is now Mohammédia, was originally named Fédala (فضالة). This name comes from the Arabic words Fadl Allah (فضل الله).”

The painting was originally owned by C. Louis Davis II