Thursday, April 2, 2009

Arthur Merton Hazard, Untitled (Mt. Whitney)


Untitled (Mt. Whitney)
Oil on canvas, 1927

Arthur Hazard was born in Bridgewater, Mass. He studied in Boston, Cincinnati, and Paris, with Frank Duveneck, the tonalist Joseph deCamp, and Henri Blanc. He spent most of his life in Boston where he was known for his superb portraits of Boston socialites and dignitaries., as well as his World War I paintings. Late in life he moved to California for his health. In Hollywood he continued to do portraits. But California also provided him with a new landscape, and he delighted in painting desert flowers and landscapes. His work is represented in the National American Art Museum, the Amon Carter, the Red Cross Museum, the California Historical Society and the Nevada Museum of Art.

--Lois Smalley and Kathleen Durham