Friday, February 5, 2010

Hawaiian Master - Charles W. Bartlett, 1860 - 1940

While residing in Manoa Valley on Oahu in the 1920's and 1930's, international artist Charles W. Bartlett, painted watercolors depicting life in Hawaii ... considered to be some of the finest art of the period.

A small collection of Bartett's work is on display throughout the public areas of the Aqua Waikiki Wave hotel (and in guest rooms). When the hotel was totally renovated and upgraded in late 2006, the interior designer created giclees of a selection of Bartlett's Hawaiian prints and they include:

  • “Duke-Waikiki, 1920”
  • “Lei Day Hawaii, 1923”
  • “Hawaiian Fisherman, 1919"
  • “Catamarans, 1923”
  • “Hawaiian Mother and Child, 1923”
  • “Surf-Riders Honolulu, 1919”
Anyone interested in seeing his beautiful Hawaiian works can stop by the Aqua Waikiki Wave, located at 2299 Kuhio Avenue (next door to the International Market Place) and enjoy his great style.

Photo courtesy of Aqua Hotels & Resorts

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