Enjoy a taste of Aloha with these beautiful Hawaiian Fine Art Prints by Pacifica Island Art. This print will look wonderful framed in the home, office or restaurant and is perfect for the Hawaiian art collector. John Melville Kelly (1879-1962) was an American painter and printmaker. He was born in Oakland, California in 1879. He studied art at the Mark Hopkins Institute of Art (San Francisco), the Partington Art School (San Francisco) and with Eric Spencer Macky (1880-1958). Kelly worked for fourteen years as an illustrator for the San Francisco Examiner, and had even been a prizefighter, before he and his wife, the sculptor Kate Kelly, went to Hawaii in 1923. Their plan was to stay a year, working for an advertising agency creating material to promote tourism. They fell in love with the islands and the people and stayed permanently. Kate took a class in printmaking at the University of Hawaii with Huc-Mazelet Luquiens (1881-1961), and then taught John the techniques. John’s ravishing depictions of Polynesians was, in fact, what distinguished him from other artists in Hawaii at the time. The Kellys immediately identified with the native Hawaiians and became their champions in images and in print. John produced etchings and aquatints, primarily of human figures, though he occasionally did landscapes as well. He authored and illustrated “Etchings and Drawings of Hawaiians” in 1943, and “The Hula as Seen in Hawaii” in 1955. John Melville Kelly died in Honolulu in 1962.FRAUD ALERT!!! DO NOT BUY FROM ANY VENDORS OTHER THAN PACIFICA ISLAND ART & AMAZON.COM!!! ITEMS THAT SHIP FROM CHINA = POOR QUALITY FAKES!
Premium Silk Finish Coated Paper – 8 mils Thick
Bright White Paper with High Opacity
Overall Print Size: 12in X 18in
Image also available in Giclee and Rolled Canvas Fine Art Prints