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Mabel Alvarez

 (1891 - 1985)
Mabel Alvarez was active/lived in California, Hawaii.  Mabel Alvarez is known for mod portrait, still life, and figure painting.

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Mabel Alvarez


Combining both modernism and realism, Mabel Alvarez became a well-known 20th century West Coast female artist of portraits, still lifes, and landscapes.

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.

Her 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  ...  Displaying 750 of 5956 characters.



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About  Mabel Alvarez

Born:  1891 - Wailua, Hawaii
Died:   1985 - Los Angeles, California
Known for:  mod portrait, still life, and figure painting