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 Joseph Nawahi  (1842 - 1896)

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Lived/Active: Hawaii/California      Known for: Hawaii sea-landscape, volcano

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BIOGRAPHY for Joseph Nawahi
1842 (Kaimu, Puna, Hawaii)
1896 (San Francisco, California)


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Joseph Nawahi was one of the very few native Hawaiians attracted to painting and drawing prior to the twentieth century, and his paintings are almost the only native works to have survived. Born in Puna on the island of Hawaii, Nawahi became a respected lawyer and politician and before the overthrow of the Hawaiian monarchy in 1893, was a member of Queen Liliuokalani's cabinet. He was a member of the legislature for twenty years, from 1872 to 1892, and was one of the electors who made Lunalilo k (showing 500 of 3061 characters).

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