Louis Macouillard was born on September 8, 1913 in San Fransicso, California. Macouillard recived his art education at the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland and the Art Students League in New York City. He was a prominant San Fransico artist and was always painting landscapes of his home town. Macouillard was part of the Calfornia Watercolor Movement and created his work with loose whisical lines and bright colors. When he graudatued from school he become the art director Velvetone Poster Company. During World War II he was a Navy lieutenant and was featured on the cover of Life magazine. While stationed in the South Pacific he created many works of the area in his down time. In his career he also did a lot of commercail work including bank murals in the San Fransico area and two United States postage stamps. This work is a great example of his style and was commissioned by the Matson Cruise Lines for a menu cover. Macouillard continued to paint until he passed away in 1987.