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Great Floridians 2000

Felix deCrano

(1842 - 1908)

Felix deCrano came to St. Augustine from Philadelphia in 1893 as part of Henry Flagler's "artist colony." As part of his resort concept Flagler wanted a comprehensive approach to relaxed living and established a studio for half a dozen resident artists. Five years later deCrano and his wife had become permanent residents of the city and the following year moved into their new Sevilla Street residence, "The Shingles."

"Felix deCrano was an accomplished portrait, landscape, genre and still-life artist whose lush garden views and bright realistic flower paintings became standard subjects for the prolific and popular artist and for the tourist patrons who purchased them." The artist colony was discontinued in 1902 when Flagler and his entourage relocated to Palm Beach.

DeCrano died on September 15, 1908 in Wallingford, Pennsylvania. His works continue to be important for collectors and represent landscapes from New England, St. Augustine and Europe, locations where he studied and worked.

Marker location
Ponce de Leon Studios, Valencia Street on the campus of Flagler College

Web site for Flagler College
http://www.flagler.edu

 

 

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