Louis Henri Jean Charlot
Born in Paris, Louis Henri Jean Charlot was descended from "sundry exotic ancestors." Jean Charlot was primarily a muralist and was also a prolific writer, producing numerous scholarly books and articles along with poetry and drama. He also illustrated over 50 books.
Among the honors bestowed on Charlot was the election by the Royal Society of Art, London, as a Benjamin Franklin Fellow in 1972. In 1976, the Hawai‘i State Legislature presented Charlot with the Order of Distinction for Cultural Leadership; he was a ‘Living Treasure’ by Honpa Hongwanji Mission.