(1856 - 1893)
Robert Barnfield was active/lived in Hawaii / England. Robert Barnfield is known for landscape, coastal view, fish.
Biography Robert Barnfield
Robert Barnfield (1856-1893)
From Gloucester, England and the son of a retired naval officer, he started his career in an architecture firm in London. Because of asthma, he went to New Zealand in 1883, and then in 1885 went to Hawaii on the ship "Explorer". Barnfield remained in Honolulu, where he painted and gave art lessons, especially to several women in Honolulu. He was interested in the current events of the island, and recorded in his diary the events that followed the death of the Hawaiian King, Kalakaua. He set up a studio in Oahu and stayed both there on the
Queen Hospital Grounds and also spent much of the time in the Kona
district on the big island.
Barnfield died in Honolulu, at age 38, on May
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