Poul August Plum
(1815 - 1876)
Poul August Plum was active/lived in Denmark. Poul Plum is known for genre, portrait, figure, Hawaii life.
Biography Poul August Plum
Poul August Plum was born in Copenhagen in 1815, the son of a wine merchant. Although he only spent a brief time in Hawaii in 1846, his drawings of Hawaiians are, in the words of David Forbes, author of "Encounters With Paradise", 'the most beautiful drawings of Hawaiians that exist'. (p 91)
At sixteen Plum entered the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts where he excelled, receiving a silver medal in 1837. The king of Denmark acquired several of his popular genre scenes. It is possible that Plum's connections to the court may have led to his recommendation as an artist for the expedition voyage of the "Galathea" (1845-47).
The "Galathea" was the first Danish man-of-war to visit Hawaii, arriving in Honolulu in 1846. Many of the
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