Frank Duveneck (1848-1919),Portrait of a Boy, c.1882, oil on canvas, 22 1/8 x 18 1/8 inches. Brigham Young University Museum of Art, gift of Edna Brassner. American artist Frank Duveneck was born on this day in 1848. Duveneck learned and improved his talent in painting by visiting an studying in Europe several time throughout his life. He is known for his dark style of painting, most of which is portraiture.