The son of a newspaper publisher in San Francisco, Edward Cucuel enrolled at the School of Design in San Francisco at the age of 14. Soon he started working as an illustrator at 'The Examiner'.
In 1892, he left for Paris to continue his art training at the Academie Julian and the Academie Colarossi. Later he attended the Academie des Beaux Arts. Upon his return to the US in 1896, Cucuel setteled in New York. In about 6 months, he returned to Paris and spent there another two years. He also traveled to Italy to study the old masters, Spain, Algeria, Ceylon, Japan and China.
Soon he moved to Berlin, Germany, where he worked as an illustrator and in 1907, Cucuel settled in Munich, where he joined the Scholle group of artists and worked closely with the remarkable painter Leo Putz. Cucuel exhibited at the Munich Secession and in Paris.
He married Clara Lotte von Marcard in 1907. In 1939, Edward Cucuel left Germany and setteld in Pasadena, Ca., where he led a rather secluded life.
In the Sun
Evening by the Lake