Art by Hawaiians at Sana Lui, 1888.

SAINT LOUIS SCHOOL.

We went to tour the school of Saint Louis these past days and drawing which is outside of the regular work from their books is what we were most impressed with at their skill, talent, and true excellence in that activity. These are the majority of the paintings which we  acquired. Continue reading

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More on art by Nawahi, 1877.

From the Pen of the Hon. J. Nawahi.

Hilo, May 13.—My Dear Whitney, Aloha—It has not been perhaps twelve hours since we met on May 9, and there has arrived fearful news. That being the Tsunami [Kai Hoee] here in Hilo! Here are drawings [paintings?] done right soon after the flooding by the sea which I enclose. [These three pictures of the tsunami exacting its terrible act can be seen in the window of Whitney’s Book Store, Editor.] Continue reading

Hawaii artists, 1901.

Works Painted by Our People.

Some of These Paintings Shown Last Monday.

In their Exhibition Room in Progress Hall, on the corner of Fort and Beretania Streets, our artists showed some of the paintings they created with patience. Hawaii is one of the best places for artists because the land is beautiful, the mountains are beautiful, the plants are beautiful, everywhere is beautiful, and they always have a subject to paint at any time. When observing the paintings shown at their exhibition room, those paintings show that our men and women artists know the beauty of the land and they used their brushes to situate this beauty upon the paper or canvas painted by them. Continue reading

Jules Tavernier, 1885

[Found under: “NA NU HOU HAWAII”]

Illustrations by Tavernier were sent, a great many of his drawings of the storied places [wahi pana] of Hawaii nei, to the illustrated newspaper Harper’s of New York, with the hopes that they will be engraved in stone and arranged in the newspaper.

[Jules Tavernier not only did these illustrations for Harper’s Magazine, but he did spectacular paintings as well. Click here for the latest post from Nanea Armstrong-Wassel on a painting by Tavernier.]

(Ko Hawaii Paeaina, 3/21/1885, p. 2)

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Ko Hawaii Paeaina, Buke VIII, Helu 12, Aoao 2. Maraki 21, 1885.

More on paintings of Joseph Nawahi, 1888.

A TALENTED PAINTER.

We went in person to see the just completed paintings of Joseph Nawahi, Esq. of Hilo; a painting of the crater of Kilauea and Waikiki seen from Leahi; we have but one word to say,—he is a Hawaiian well versed at painting self taught to a very high level. It is something that baffles the malihini, that Mr. Nawahi possesses this amazing talent like that of the haole who were actually schooled in this field of knowledge. His paintings are being shown at the bookstore of A. M. Hewett [Huita] where malihini have words of praise for this Hawaiian skilled at handling his paintbrush deftly utilizing all the colors of ink. Way-up.

(Kuokoa, 12/8/1888, p. 2)

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Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XXVII, Helu 49, Aoao 2. Dekemaba 8, 1888.