Bartlett's famous 1918 woodblock print shows Duke Kahanamoku surfing in Waikiki.
Duke Paoa Kahinu Mokoe Hulikohola Kahanamoku was a Native Hawaiian competition swimmer who popularized the ancient Hawaiian sport of surfing.
Also known as "Surf King", "Surf-Rider, Hawaii", or "The Duke", this original print measures 14.5" x 10.5" and 24" x 19.5" in it's stunning koa wood frame.
About the artist:
Charles William Bartlett (1860 – 1940) was an English painter and printmaker who settled in Hawaii.
Anna Rice Cooke, who founded the Honolulu Museum of Art, became Bartlett's advocate and patron. In 1928, Bartlett helped to found the Honolulu Printmakers along with local artists Alexander Samuel MacLeod, John Melville Kelly, and Huc-Mazelet Luquiens.
Charles Bartlett died in Hawaii at the age of 79 on 16 April 1940.