‘Sampan at Kewalo Basin’ by Sunao Hironaka
Watercolor on paper
A very rare piece by this highly-regarded artist!
Provenance: From the Estate of Auntie Lei Collins, former curator of the Hulihee Palace Museum
Measures 22 x 16 1/2.
Signed lower left.
Condition: MINT. Unframed.
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About the artist:
Born in Honolulu, Hironaka attended President William McKinley High School. For his training as an artist, he attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago from which he graduated in 1927. He then returned to Hawaii celebrating the landscapes of the islands in his paintings and photographs. In 1970, he illustrated the book, Haiku of Hawaii, by Annette Schaeffer Morrow. He was closely associated with the Honolulu Academy of Arts and Association of Honolulu Artists”