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Joseph Nawahi

 (1842 - 1896)
Joseph Nawahi was active/lived in Hawaii, California.  Joseph Nawahi is known for Hawaii sea-landscape, volcano.

Joseph Nawahi

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 king. Although only a few of his paintings are known to still exist, Nawahi stands out as one of the first native Hawaiian artists to use Western forms of artistic representation.

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About  Joseph Nawahi

Born:  1842 - Kaimu, Puna, Hawaii
Died:   1896 - San Francisco, California
Known for:  Hawaii sea-landscape, volcano