Persis Goodale Thurston Taylor
(1821 - 1906)
Persis Goodale Thurston Taylor was active/lived in Hawaii. Persis Taylor is known for Hawaiian landscape, silhouettes.
Biography Persis Goodale Thurston Taylor
Hawaiian artist Persis Goodale Thurston Taylor was the daughter of Reverend and Mrs. Asa Thurston, who were pioneer missionaries to the Hawaiian Islands.
Her work is noted for its graphic realism, as in images of the Hawaiian breadfruit tree. She worked in oils and made detailed drawings of landscapes, such as views of Kona. Taylor also created silhouette images of missionaries and their families, a popular form of portraiture at that time.
Persis' mother, Lucy, (b.1795 Marlborough, MA, d.1876 Honolulu, Oahu) a teacher, left an autobiography that was later completed by Persis. Her father, Asa Thurston (b. 1787, d.1868 Honolulu), was a native of Fitchburg, Massachusetts. Persis' siblings were Lucy Goodale (1823-1841), Asa Good
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