EDWARD CUCUEL PAINTINGS FOR SALE & BIOGRAPHY
Edward Cucuel enrolled at the School of Design in his birthplace, San Francisco, at the precocious age of fourteen. In 1892, the artist traveled to Paris where he entered the Académie Julien to further his studies. After only one year there, he was accepted into the École des Beaux-Arts under the tutelage of Jean-Léon Gérôme. In 1896, he returned to the United States and worked as an illustrator to support himself there and to finance visits to Paris and Germany over the next several years.
In 1907, Cucuel moved his studio from Berlin to Munich, where he was influenced by the German Expressionists and began working with Leo Putz. It was as this time that Cucuel developed his own style and completely devoted himself to his paintings. He Married Claire Lotte von Marcard in 1913 and began spending his summers in a villa on Lake Amersee in Holzhausen, near Munich. He moved to New York in 1928 while continuing to travel extensively, settling permanently in Pasadena, California in 1939. His works are in the collections of the Detroit Institute of Art, The Birkenhead Museum, Liverpool, and the Musée d'Orsay, Paris.