Hula Dancer - Hawaii by John Melville Kelly

Hula Dancer - Hawaii by John Melville Kelly

Hula Dancer - Hawaii

John Melville Kelly

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Title

Hula Dancer - Hawaii

 
Artist
Year
c. 1942  
Technique
color aquatint, printed chine colle 
Image Size
14 3/8 x 10 7/16" platemark 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
unique color proof from an unstated edition 
Annotations
pencil titled; artist's studio blindstamp, lower right. 
Reference
Drucker, variant impression illustrated page 116 
Paper
cream tissue laid collaged to fibrous cream laid 
State
published 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
CKCS105 
Price
$7,000.00 
Description
John Kelly'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. Kelly 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. 
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