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 ... read more