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1950s Night-Blooming Cereus Print by Ted Mundorff

Regular price $195.00 Sale

1950s Night-Blooming Cereus Print by Ted Mundorff Signed, undated. Archivally matted and ready to frame. Matted dimensions: 16" x 20" 13.25” x 17.25” image Original 1950s print, in MINT condition. Provenance: Private Collection, Hawaii If you are interested in this item, PLEASE CONTACT US at 808-227-2931 or for more information and accurate shipping rates to your location. —-- Born in Pennsylvania in 1910, Ted Mundorff traveled as a child to Hawaii, where he was educated at the prestigious private school of Punahou in Honolulu. Upon graduation, he returned to the mainland and painted cars for the Ford Motor Company in Detroit, before moving to Los Angeles, where he designed greeting cards for Hallmark. Returning to Hawaii in 1936, he started a career as painter, illustrator, and cartoonist, eventually opening his “Hawaiian Pallet” studio in Honolulu. Mundorff earned respect as an artist whose interpretations of local tropical flowers are as popular today as they were at the time of their creation. Like so many talents of the time, he employed the then new and revolutionary airbrush technique to achieve the soft blends and beautiful tonal shading that medium affords, and he perfected it as his own. Ted Mundorff died in November 1969, leaving a legacy of romantic botanical studies that are eagerly sought after today by a new generation of collectors.