Aloha,Up for auction from well known collector in Honolulu Hawaii this 1960’s Hawaiian print that is titled Plenty Hawaiians by Madge Tennant and for the Hawaii Watercolor and Serigraph Society. This piece was found in absolute disrepair – but I liked the image – so I had it restored – cleaned, gassed and mounted and it is in ready-wall-hanging condition!!! Measurements: Visible Paper – 14 inches x 22 inches Frame 20 ½ inches x 28 ½ inches More about the artist: A renowned art educator as well as painter of modern figurative canvases of Hawaiian subjects, Madge Tennent had a distinguished career based primarily in Hawaii from where she sent paintings to the mainland United States for exhibitions in New York City and Chicago between 1930 and 1939.
She also exhibited in London at the Wertheim Gallery, in Paris at the Bernheim-Jeune Galleries, and in Honolulu at the Academy of Arts and the Grossman-Moody Gallery. Her most remarkable exhibit was in 1945 at Gump's Department Store in Waikiki where she showed drawings in sepia wash and ink. Shortly after that, she abandoned her professional painting career but lived to age eighty two in 1972.
She received her early training at the Academie Julian in Paris and as a result of exposure to French artists later said that the three great inspirations of her life were Renoir, Picasso, and Gauguin, but Renoir more than the others.
As a young woman, she was director of the Government School of Art at Johannesburg, South Africa, and from 1913 to 1915 taught at her own school in Cape Town. After marriage to Hugh Cowper Tennent from New Zealand, she became the head of the art school in Invercargill and then followed her husband to Samoa. In 1923, she first visited Hawaii, and she and her family decided to stay. She regarded the Hawaiians as some of the most beautiful people in the world and painted them with great reverence and respect.
Much of her work is housed at the Tennent Art Foundation Gallery in Honolulu. Email me with questions!!! !!! More pictures are available!!! Items sold as is!!! EBay buyers - I appreciate your business. But please understand that I can no longer be responsible for lost or damaged items that are not insured. There can be no more exceptions – I love my positive feedback score but I can no longer afford to refund uninsured products. International buyers please contact me for a shipping quote before bidding!!! Any buyer if you choose First Class (International) services – I will charge an additional $8 fee – per package - as I am not able to print First Class postage at home. I have to fill in the postage form by hand and mail the item from the Post Office – the extra charge covers the packing material and the time it takes me to pack and mail your item. ***Any buyer – before leaving negative or neutral feedback please contact me and let me know what your problem is – I am committed to your positive buying experience – I appreciate your courtesy!! ***
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