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Nicholas Dunphy
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Seward, NE
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San Carlos, CA
Etcher, illustrator, painter. Born in Seward, NE on July 4, 1896, the son of a U.S. Senator. Dunphy moved to Campbell, CA in 1906 with his family. After graduating from high school, he enrolled at Stanford University where he studied art under Henry Varnum Poor and Robert Harshe. He had further training at the CSFA in San Francisco where he later was secretary-treasurer for over 25 years. Most of his life was spent as a resident of San Carlos while maintaining a commercial art studio in SF. He died in San Carlos on January 24, 1955. Primarily an etcher, he also painted portraits in oil and landscapes in watercolor. Member: California Society of Etchers (Pres.); Palo Alto Art Club; Calif. PM; Southern PM Society; SFAA; Society of American Etchers. Exhibited: GGIE, 1939 (etching); de Young Museum; SFMA; CPLH, 1955 (memorial). Works held: Library of Congress, Washington D.C.; CSL. (Hughes)