(1826 - 1867)
Paul Emmert was active/lived in Hawaii, California, New York / Switzerland. Paul Emmert is known for naive topographic views, genre, graphics.
Biography Paul Emmert
Paul Emmert arrived in Honolulu, February 10, 1853, on the Charles Mallory, a ship that also brought smallpox, and the artist, along with other passengers, was quarantined in a thatch house near what is now Kapiolani Park. (His painting of the same is in the Hawaiian Historical Society.) For several years he was proprietor of the Varieties Theater on King Street. In 1854 the artist assembled drawings of Honolulu for a series of six large panoramic views of the town. It was a commercial venture, and vignettes of businesses and residences were inserted on a “for pay” basis. In December 1859 he became a farmer near Kailua, Kona, and, when he could, he executed several series of coastal sketches and other views.&n
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