Huc-Mazelet Luquiens Photo

Huc-Mazelet Luquiens

Born: Jun 30, 1881

Death: Jan 1, 1961

Birthplace: Massachusetts

Nationality: United States

Huc-Mazelet Luquiens

Date of Birth : Jun 30, 1881
Date of Death : Jan 1, 1961
Birth Place : Massachusetts

Huc-Mazelet Luquiens was an American printmaker, painter and art educator who was born June 30, 1881 in Massachusetts to French-speaking Swiss parents. He graduated from Yale University where he received training in art, earning both a bachelor of arts and master of fine arts degrees. At Yale, he served on the editorial board of and contributed illustrations to campus humor magazine The Yale Record. After Yale, he continued his studies in Paris at the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts and at the Academie Julian. In New England, Luquiens focused his etchings on portraiture and architectural. In search of portrait commissions, he came to Hawaii in 1917 to visit his sister, who had married into the Judd family. The island landscapes proved irresistible, and Luquiens produced numerous studies. He is known for naming the Volcano School of Hawaiian painting the 'Little Hawaiian Renaissance'. After teaching at the Punahou School for some years, he was hired as the first teacher of art at the University of Hawaii where he is credited with the formation of the department and served as its chair from 1936-1945. Among the instructors who joined him were Ben Norris, Henry H.

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