Luis Machare

Luis Machare at the Louvre, ParisIt takes much more than raw talent to be recognized as an established artist. It takes education. Experience. Recognition. During his lifelong career as a renowned illustrator, cartoonist, fine artist and designer, Luis Macharé has a unique combination of all of those elements.

Attending the Chicago Art Institute and graduating from the prestigious Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes in Lima, Peru, he has built a career that spans three continents, including South America, the United States and Europe.

His experience encompasses the film industry, advertising, editorial and graphic design fields. Luis Machare’s use of media is wide and varied, ranging from traditional media such as oils, acrylics, pastels, pen and ink and pencil, to computer graphics programs including Painter, Adobe Illustrator and PhotoShop. His subjects include portraiture, editorial illustration, courtroom sketches, cartoons and caricatures and hand-generated typography.

As an editorial illustrator, Luis machare worked for La Cronica, Lima, Peru; Editoriál Novaro, Mexico City; La Raza, Chicago, IL; and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Milwaukee, WI. He also served as art director for Kranzten Studios in Chicago and continues to provide illustrations for both business and editorial clients. Clients include the Italian Tourist Bureau, The Washington Times, Telemundo/Channel 44-Chicago, Catholic Knights, United Heartland, Miller Brewing Company, the Harvard Business School Club of Wisconsin, Halquist Stone Company, Journal Communications, and Laughlin/Constable Advertising.

For fifteen years, Luis was chosen to paint the portrait of the Business Leader of the Year for the Harvard Business School Club of Wisconsin. He has had the opportunity to capture the personalities of local business leaders such as Michael Cudahy, Pleasant Rowland, George Dalton, Steve Marcus, James Wigdale, Richard Teerlink, Katherine Hudson, Frederick Stratton, Jr., Jeffrey Immelt, Vincent Martin, Don H. Davis, Jr. and James Ericson. These portraits are on display at private homes and corporate headquarters.

Luis Machare’s published sketches from his worldwide travels brought his work to the attention of the Italian Tourist Bureau and Hollywood film producers. It led to numerous commissions that allowed him to travel in Italy and France where he painted street scenes and landscapes from the streets of Rome to the farmlands of the Po Valley; from Cannes to the gardens of Giverny. The commissioned work was used for publication in travel publications.

Much of his work focuses on the rich traditions and visual splendor of Hispanic culture. He is active in Hispanic events across southeastern Milwaukee. Mr. Macharé was selected to paint a 24’ x 8’ mural for the Pabellón de la Hispanidad in recognition of the centennial of Milwaukee’s Mexican Fiesta. Where is this now, In addition, he was in charge of fundraising, exhibit design and event coordination for the Pabellón. For Milwaukee’s annual Folk Fair, he painted a large triptych of scenes from Cuzco, Peru to form the backdrop for the Peruvian Exhibit. Location.

Recent projects include a series of ten oil paintings for Café Esperanza, Waukesha, Wis; a series of paintings for HUSCO International (company description), and several privately commissioned portraits and landscapes. Luis has also completed two years teaching for The Young Artists Program funded by the Mary L. Nohl Foundation and La Casa de Esperanza.