Artist Biography

Arthur M. HAZARD
1872 - 1930

Arthur Merton Hazard was born in North Bridgewater, Massachusetts on October 20, 1872. He studied art with Frank Duveneck in Cincinnati and with Prinet and Henri Blanc in Paris. Most of his career was spent in Boston and, for health reasons, he moved to Los Angeles in 1923. Hazard was active in the local art scene and painted many portraits of prominent Los Angeles residents including Charles M. Russell, Douglas Fairbanks, and Jack Wilkinson Smith. As well as portraits, he also painted desert-flower studies and landscapes with poppies and lupines. While vacationing in France, he died near Paris on December 26, 1930. Member: Copley Society; California Art Club; Painters and Sculptors of Los Angeles. Exhibited: Massachusetts Mechanics' Ass’n, 1892 (medal); Kanst Gallery (Los Angeles), 1923; Ebell Club (Los Angeles), 1924; Leonard Gallery (Los Angeles), 1924; Biltmore Salon (Los Angeles), 1925-27; Cannell & Chaffin Gallery (Los Angeles), 1925. Works held: California Historical Society; Amon Carter Museum (Fort Worth, Texas); Nevada Museum (Reno); National Museum of American Art (Washington, DC); Boston State House; Baltimore Court House; Red Cross Museum (Washington, DC); Houses of Parliament (Canada).

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