BEAUTIFUL ART BY EDWARD CUCUEL
Edward Cucuel was born as the son of a newspaper publisher in San Francisco. When the 17-year-old Cucuel was sent to Paris, he entered the Académie Julian and the Académie Colarossi. Then he went to Jean Léon Gérôme at the Académie des Beaux Arts.
In 1896 Edward Cucuel returned to the USA and settled in New York.
Cucuel went back to Paris to devote himself to art. He spent two years there, and then travelled through France and Italy to study the old masters. In Germany, Edward Cucuel went to Berlin, where he mainly worked as an illustrator.
His paintings resemble the French impressionists as to colour and motives. His favourite motives are portraits of women and nudes in bright interiors, Plein-air- representations with social scenes and charming Bavarian landscapes.
Since 1928 he spent his summers there and regularly lived in New York during the winter until 1934. Because of the beginning of Word War II Edward Cucuel finally left Germany in 1939. He settled in the Californian town Pasadena, where he led a secluded life until his death in 1954.