Boating on a Sunday Afternoon

by Edward Cucuel

P.O.A.

Edward Cucuel was an American illustrator and landscape painter. Born in San Francisco, he attended the local academy of arts at the early age of fourteen. Three years later, after a short time working as an illustrator at ‘The Examiner’ newspaper, he went to Paris. There he entered the Academie Julian and the Academie Colarossi, later studying under Gerome at L’Ecole des Beaux Arts.

DIMENSIONS: (unframed) 13.4 c 13.4 in./34.0 x 34.0 cm
SIGNATURE: Signed lower left
MEDIUM: Watercolour and pencil on paper

Catalogue No: 3986 Categories: ,

Edward Cucuel took part in the exhibitions of the Secession in Munich. In 1912, the artist successfully exhibited works in Paris. His paintings resembled the French Impressionists as for color and themes. His favourite subjects were portraits of women and nudes in bright interiors, open air representations with social scenes and charming Bavarian landscapes.

Private collection, United Kingdom;
Duncan R Miller Fine Arts, London;
Private Collection, United Kingdom

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Edward Alfred Cucuel (1875-1954) was born in San Francisco, California. He is best known for his paintings of sunny genre scenes of boating, afternoon tea, sleeping or reading in landscape setting. At the age of 14, Edward Cucuel attended the School of Design in San Francisco. His father was a newspaper publisher and as a teenager Edward Cucuel worked as an illustrator for a number of local newspapers. In 1892 Edward Alfred Cucuel went to Paris and studied at the Academie Julian. In 1893, he enrolled at the Ecole des Beaux Arts as a student of Jean Leon Gerome. Three years later he returned to the United States and settled in New York. Edward Cucuel died in Pasadena, CA in 1954.

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