EXTREMELY RARE 1940's Hand Colored Photo By Edithe Beutler 'Calabash Carver'
Its not very often we come across an image we have not seen before. This is the first time we have found this amazing picture by Edithe Beutler. It depicts a native Hawaiian in the process of making a calabash bowl. It is absolutely stunning and would make a welcome addition to any collection.
9.5" x7.5" . By Edithe Beutler.
Original photo hand-colored in oil, circa 1940s.
Framed and ready to hang. 18.5" x 20"
Edithe Beutler (1893- ) was a prolific photographer and hand-tint artist from California who fell in love with Hawaii's flora. The official colorist for KODAK and the wife of artist Albert Beutler, her art shop in Honolulu, The Color Art Shop, was the place to go for color photographs of Oahu. Her outstanding work appeared in numerous books in the 1930s and 40s, including the 1944 illustrated book with Frank Warren, "Trees and Flowers of the Hawaiian Islands." In addition to her floral works, she also produced a number of colorful panoramas from around Hawaii.