Arthur Merton Hazard


Arthur Merton Hazard Biography




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 Ga

Source: 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).