Jean Charlot is an internationally known painter, illustrator, muralist,
Born in 1898 in Paris, France, he received some of his
earliest training at the Lycee Condorcet and the Ecole de Beaux Arts. Having
Aztec ancestors, he moved to Mexico after World War I in 1922, where he
quickly established himself in the artistic community and befriended Diego
Rivera, David Alfaro Siquieros, and Josť Orozco.
In 1930 he moved to Los Angeles, California where he
produced color lithography and taught part time at the Arts Students League
in New York City, New York. In 1949 he settled in Honolulu, Hawaii for
twenty years. He died in 1979.