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 Arthur Merton Hazard  (1872 - 1930)

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Lived/Active: Massachusetts/California      Known for: sea-landscape, portrait, still life

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1872 (North Bridgewater, Massachusetts)
 
Death
1930 (France)

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Massachusetts/California

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Born in North Bridgewater, MA on Oct. 20, 1872. Hazard studied art Cowles Art School in Boston, with Duveneck in Cincinnati, and with Prinet and Blanc in Paris. Most of his career was spent in Boston where he was principal of the School of Painting in 1904-17. 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. He also painted landscapes and coastal scenes. While vacationing in France, he died near Paris on Dec. 26, 1930. Exh: Mechanics' Ass’n (Boston), 1892 (medal); Cowles Art School, 1894; Maine State Bldg, 1912; Brockton (MA) Women’s Club, 1913; Kanst Gallery (LA), 1923; Calif. Art Club, 1923-25; AIC, 1924; Painters of the West (LA), 1924; Painters & Sculptors of LA, 1924; Ebell Club (LA), 1924, 1925; Leonard Gallery (LA), 1924; Santa Barbara Art Club, 1924; Biltmore Salon (LA), 1925-27; Cannell & Chaffin Gallery (LA), 1925; Lowe Gallery (LA), 1932. In: Temple Israel (Boston); Amon Carter Museum (Fort Worth); Nevada Museum (Reno); Boston State House; Baltimore Court House; Red Cross Museum (Washington, DC); CHS; NMAA; House of Parliament (Toronto).
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Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
Los Angeles Times, 4-13-1924; Southern California Artists (Nancy Moure); Dictionnaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs, et Graveurs (Bénézit, E); Dictionary of American Painters, Sculptors & Engravers (Fielding, Mantle); Artists of the American West (Doris Dawdy); American Art Annual 1900-31 (obituary).
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Born in Bridgwater, Massachusetts, Arthur Hazard, landscape and portrait painter, lived in Boston and in Hollywood, California. He studied in Paris with Joseph DeCamp, Frank Duveneck, and Henri Blanc.

Most of his career was spent in Boston, but for health reasons, he moved to Los Angeles in 1923. There Hazard painted portraits of several prominent residents and exhibited locally. His works include portraits, desert
flower studies, and landscapes.

In Boston, he was a member of St. Botolph Club, established 1880 as a men's club for art and literature; the Copley Society, and the early Boston art students association.

In California, he belonged to the California Arts Club and exhibited at the Los Angeles Museum in 1913 and has paintings in the collections of The Red Cross Museum in Washington DC, the National Museum. Temple Israel Boston, and the Houses of Parliament Canada.

He died on December 26th, 1930 while vacationing in France.






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