(1891 - 1985)
Mabel Alvarez was active/lived in California, Hawaii. Mabel Alvarez is known for mod portrait, still life, and figure painting.
Biography Mabel Alvarez
Combining both modernism and realism, Mabel Alvarez became a well-known
20th century West Coast female artist of portraits, still lifes, and
She was born in Waialua, near the north shore of
Oahu in Hawaii, and moved to California with her family who had made
vast amounts of money from buying and selling land in Honolulu.
She was the youngest of five children of Clementine Setza Alvarez and
Dr. Luis Fernandez Alvarez, a government physician.
father, a native of Spain and son of the business manager to the
Spanish king's son, was providing medical care to Chinese and Japanese
workers imported to Hawaii. He was later the personal physician to
Queen Liluokalani and her husband. Mabel's mother was a
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