Book - Paintings, Prints, and Drawings of Hawaii from the Sam and Mary Cooke Collection
Sam and Mary Cooke assembled a cultural treasure unsurpassed by any other private collection in the islands. This collection of paintings, drawings, and prints of art reflects their appreciation for the people and places of Hawai‘i and a love of legends and history. In this book, historian and biographer David W. Forbes presents a selection of the collection’s finest works.
Hawai‘i in the late-eighteenth and early-nineteenth centuries is depicted by artists who were voyagers, explorers, and scientists. They include John Webber, Jacques Arago, Louis Choris, John Hayter, Alfred T. Agate, Titian Ramsay Peale, and J. G. Keulemans.
Everyday life in mid-nineteenth century Hawai‘i is captured by August Borget, Enoch Wood Perry Jr., Edward Bailey, Paul Emmert, and George H. Burgess.
Landscapes and portraits of an emerging multi-cultural Hawai‘i are beautifully rendered by accomplished late-nineteenth and early-twentieth-century artists Charles Furneaux, Joseph D. Strong, Jules Tavernier, D. Howard Hitchcock, Helen Whitney Kelly, Lionel Walden, Matteo Sandona, and by mid-twentieth century painters Lloyd Sexton and Peter Hurd.
Mānoa Heritage Center
Hardcover, 252 pp.