Parker Ranch Art Museum

Photo: ©2000 John Hazeltine

Kamuela, HI



The Golden Age of Painting in Hawaii, 1880-1950

December 10, 1999 - February 28,2000


As part of its 50th Anniversary celebrations Hawaii Preparatory Academy has organized the exhibit "The Golden Age of Painting in Hawaii, 1880-1950" which groups more than one hundred paintings from distinguished private collections on the island of Hawaii. These works are usually never seen outside of what can be called their place of residence.

Images from left to right: D. Howard Hitchcock, Kealakekua Bay, 1897, oil on canvas, 17 x 26 inches, lent by Kealakekua Ranch Ltd.; D. Howard Hitchcock, Halemaumau, 1898, oil on canvas, 12 x 16 inches, Private collection; Lloyd Sexton, White Camelias, 1947, oil on canvas, 15 1/2 x 21 1/2 inches, Private collection; Robert Lee Eskridge, Kauai Fisherman, c. 1930, oil on canvas, 40, x 33 inches, Lent by Mark and Carolyn Blackburn

In order to provide background information on the artists represented in the exhibit for the exhibition catalogue, the exhibition's curator, Bernard B. Noguès, Associate Director of Development, Ka Makani Gallery at Hawaii Preparatory Academy, borrowed extensively from "Encounters with Paradise" by David W. Forbes, published by the Honolulu Academy of Arts. The Honolulu Academy of Arts and its director, Mr. George Ellis, and Mr. Forbes, a 1959 graduate of Hawaii Preparatory Academy, graciously granted their permission to use parts of "Encounters with Paradise," the standard reference on the legacy of western artists in Hawaii, in the catalogue.

Parker Ranch Art Museum is delighted indeed to be able to make available to the people of the Hawaiian islands these magnificent works of art.

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For further biographical information on selected artists cited above please see America's Distinguished Artists, a national registry of historic artists.

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