‘Two Pidgeons’ by Juliette May Fraser – Alternate title “Hawaii Ringneck Doves”
Oil on canvas
In original Mid-Century wood and canvas frame.
A very rare piece by this Hawaii artist!
With framer’s tag: “Davis Gallery, 910 Ala Moana Blvd., Honolulu Hawaii 96814″
Provenance: From the Don Carlsmith Estate.
Measures 15 3/8″ x 11 1/2″ painting, 20 1/4″ x 16 1/4” with frame.
Condition: MINT. Framed and ready to hang.
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About the artist:
Juliette May Fraser (1887-1983) was an American painter, muralist and printmaker. She was born in Honolulu in 1887. After graduating from Wellesley College with a degree in art, she returned to Hawaii for several years. She continued her studies with Eugene Speicher and Frank DuMond at the Art Students League of New York and at the John F. Carlson School of Landscape Painting in Woodstock, New York. She returned to Hawaii to teach, like her parents who had both come to Hawaii as educators. In 1934, during the Great Depression, Fraser was invited to create a work of art for the Hawaii State Library by the Works Progress Administration. Fraser also created murals for the 1939 Golden Gate International Exposition (now installed in lobby of the Hamilton Library, University of Hawaii at Manoa) and the Ipapandi Chapel on Chios Island in Greece. She died in Honolulu in 1983.