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Gaines Ruger Donoho papers, 1864-1915

Biographical Note

Landscape painter Gaines Ruger Donoho (1857-1916) lived and worked in East Hampton, Long Island in New York City. Influenced by the Barbizon School, Donoho studied at the Art Students League with Walter Shirlaw and R. Swain Gifford and studied in Paris from 1879 to 1887. In 1889 he was awarded a silver medal at the University Exposition in Paris and a gold medal at the 1915 Panama Pacific International Exhibition. Donoho married Matilda Ackley Donoho in 1894 and died in New York City in 1916.