Hawaii Art History
with an emphasis on representational art
This section of the Traditional Fine Arts Organization (TFAO) catalogue Topics in American Art is devoted to the topic "Hawaii Art History." Articles and essays specific to this topic published in TFAO's Resource Library are listed at the beginning of the section. Clicking on titles takes readers directly to the articles and essays.
Following the links to Resource Library articles and essays are a listing of museums that provided materials to Resource Library for this or any other topic.
Listed after Resource Library articles, essays and museums are links to online resources outside the TFAO website. Following these resources is information about offline resources including DVDs, paper-printed books, journals and articles. Our goal is to present complete knowledge relating to this section of Topics in American Art.
Resource Library essays listed by author name in alphabetical order, followed by articles:
Aloha: Hawaiian Art and Artifacts from the Sullivan Collection
The Golden Age of Painting in Hawaii, 1880-1950
Twenty Years of Painting the Big Island
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Museums and other non-profit sources of Resource Library articles and essays:
Contemporary Museum (now Honolulu Museum of Art)
Honolulu Academy of Arts (now Honolulu Museum of Art)
Parker Ranch Art Museum
(Parker Ranch Art Museum Photos: ©2000 John Hazeltine. Click on images to enlarge them)
Other online information:
All in the Family, an exhibit held September 07, 2014 - October 03, 2014 at the Honolulu Museum of Art. Includes work by two creative island families -- the Hodges and the Rath-Mayfields. Accessed January, 2015.
Art Deco Hawai'i, an exhibit held July 03, 2014 - January 11, 2015 at the Honolulu Museum of Art. Includes press review. Accessed January, 2015.
Hawaii (sampling of artists and works connected to state) from askArt. Accessed August, 2015.
Artists who painted Hawaii from askArt. Accessed August, 2015.
Francis Haar: Disappearing Honolulu is a 2019 exhibit at the University of Hawaii Art Gallery / John Young Museum of Art which says: "Francis Haar (19081997) was a Hungarian expatriate photographer who lived in Honolulu from 1960 until his death. Primarily recognized for his photographs of Japanese and Hawaiian cultural practitioners, he photographed (on his own initiative) the changes to 'A'ala during the 1960s." Accessed 5/20
Georgia O'Keeffe and Ansel Adams: The Hawai'i Pictures, an exhibit held July 18, 2013 - January 12, 2014 at the Honolulu Museum of Art. Accessed January, 2015.
Hawaiian art from Wikipedia. Accessed August, 2015.
He Ho ala Ana / An Awakening: (Kapa by Marie McDonald), an exhibit held November 20, 2008 - January 18, 2009 at the Honolulu Academy of Arts. Accessed January, 2015.
Serious Fun: Thurston Twigg- Smith + Contemporary Art, an exhibit held December 06, 2012 - February 16, 2014 at the Honolulu Museum of Art. Accessed January, 2015.
Sleep with the Fishes: Olek and Kozyndan | World Oceans Day Hawai'i, an exhibit held June 06, 2014 - June 12, 2014 at the Honolulu Museum of Art. Accessed January, 2015.
Tattoo Honolulu, an exhibit held June 14, 2012 - January 27, 2013 at the Honolulu Museum of Art. Accessed January, 2015.
Books, listed by year of publication, with most recently published book listed first:
Arts And Crafts Of Hawaii, By Te Rangi Hiroa, Peter H. Buck. Published by Bishop Museum Press, 2003. Original from the University of California. Digitized Jul 17, 2008. ISBN 1581780265, 9781581780260. 606 pages
Hilo 1823-1923: A Century of Paintings and Drawings, by David Forbes and Thomas Kunichika. Published by Lyman House Memorial Museum. 1984
Sculpture in the Sun: Hawaii's Art for Open Spaces, By Georgia Radford, Warren Radford, Rick Golt. Photographs by Rick Golt. Contributor Rick Golt. Published by University Press of Hawaii, 1978. Original from the University of Michigan. Digitized Nov 13, 2007. 100 pages
Artists of Hawaii: 19 Painters and Sculptors, by Francis Haar (Author), Prithwish Neogy (Author). 168 pages. Publisher: Univ of Hawaii Pr (September 1974). ISBN-10: 0824803388. ISBN-13: 978-0824803384 (could be contemporary)
Master Artists of Hawaii, By Honolulu International Center, Honolulu Academy of Arts, Published by Honolulu Academy of Arts,, 1964. 9 pages
Jennifer Saville: "Hawaii and its People" American Art Review May-June 2001 (Volume XIII, Number 3)
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