'Orchids' by Frank Oda, Hale Pua Studios Hawaii
Measurements: 24" x 20.5" with frame,
9.5" x 11.5" image only.
Signed "HALE PUA, HAWAII," the trademark signature of Hawaii artist Frank Oda pre-1951.
Framed, matted and ready to hang!
Condition: Small dent in leaf, another small dent in painting near top.
About Frank Oda and Hale Pua Studios:
On October 25, 1946 Frank Oda and a partner started Hawaii Glass and Arts. Mr. Oda, prior to WWII, worked as an artist and book illustrator for the Tongg Publishing Co. where he illustrated classic Hawaiiana books such as Birds of Hawaii by George C. Munro, Common Insects of Hawaii by Fullaway & Krauss, Hawaiian Flowers and Flowering Trees by Kuch & Tongg and Hawaiian Fishes by Tucker. He also designed textiles for several companies including Von Hamm Young. Oda also worked as a product photographer and for the police department.
The paintings and etched glass works sold at this time were under the name Hale Pua (House of Flowers) and Hawaii Glass and Arts. Frank Oda ended that partnership and went into business with his wife Ethel H. Oda and formed Arts Hawaii on December 11, 1951.
Artwork by Frank Oda, Hale Pua and Arts Hawaii has risen in value over the years.