Huc-Mazelet Luquienswas an American printmaker, painter and art educator. In his early works, Luquiens focused his etchings on portraiture and architectural details. In search of portrait commissions, he went to Hawaii in 1917 to visit his sister. The island landscapes proved irresistible, and Luquiens produced numerous studies. He is known for naming the Volcano School of Hawaiian painting the 'Little Hawaiian Renaissance'. After teaching at the Punahou School for some years, he was hired as the first teacher of art at the University of Hawaii where he is credited with the formation of the department and served as its chair from 1936-1945.