Rare 1950 Ltd. Ed. Honolulu Star-Bulletin Christmas Gift Print by John Kelly – Meleana
-A genuine vintage RARE LIMITED EDITION Christmas gift print, published by the Honolulu Star-Bulletin & Honolulu Lithograph Company for Christmas 1950.
-On the inside is a beautiful full-color lithograph print of Hawaii artist John Kelly’s “Meleana,” along with a description on the facing page.
-From the Kelly Estate.
-Looks great framed, perfect as a holiday gift or keepsake!
-Measurements: 13.25″ x 10″
-Condition: Excellent. Slight foxing on outside cover, but inside print is bright and vibrant.
About John Kelly:
Born in Oakland, CA on Nov. 2, 1879, John Kelly began his art studies at the Mark Hopkins Institute and Partington Art School. He worked for 14 years as an illustrator for the San Francisco Examiner before he and his wife, sculptor Kate Kelly, moved to Hawaii in 1923. The original plan was to stay for a year, but they fell in love with the islands and the people and stayed. Kelly produced numerous etchings and aquatints with Hawaii as a subject, primarily of human figures. He authored and illustrated “Etchings and Drawings of Hawaiians” in 1943, and “The Hula as Seen in Hawaii” in 1955. John Melville Kelly died in Honolulu in 1962.