Hawaiian Fisherman, circa 1919 Charles William Bartlett
Color Woodcut Block Print on Paper.
Image: 14" x 10″ | In frame: 24" x 20"
Signed in purple-red pencil l/ l margin: Charles W. Bartlett; signed with monogram in key block, printed in black ink l/r image: CWB (inscribed in a rectangle).
This remarkable piece would be one of a kind addition to any collection. It has been protected from sunlight so it has some of the most vivid tonal values for any of his pieces. This woodblock print is museum quality and comes gorgeously framed in koa.
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 April 16, 1940.