Juan Bautista Diógenes Hequet born in Montevideo (Uruguay) on 26th September of 1866. This artist stand out like painter, drawer, engraver caricaturist and teacher.
He takes first studies at his father's studio, the french lithographer José Adolfo Hequet.
In 1882 moved to Paris (France) for perfect his engrave technique with the master Louis Tauzin. In 1884 entry at Fine Arts School of 14th District of Paris, directed by Trupheme and military topics interest him and was influenced for the artistic movement of artists like: Meissonier, Neuville and Detaille. In this school studied drawing and obtain several prizes for his work.
In 1887 returned to Montevideo (Uruguay) where intensely develop historical works.
Hequet was teacher and take part at the Drawing Section Charimanship of department at the University and beautification at Mathematics Faculty, hold this position to his death.
Died in Montevideo (Uruguay) on 20th August of 1902.
1884- Bronze Medal, at Fine Arts School of 14th District (Paris, France).
1885- Silver Medal, at Fine Arts School of 14th District (Paris, France).
1886- Gold Medal, at Fine Art School of 14th District (Paris, France).
His works are at National Fine Arts Museum (Montevideo, Uruguay), National Historical Museum (Montevideo, Uruguay) and in several private collections of Uruguay, Argentina, Paraguay, Brazil, Spain, France and Belgium.