I am an avid, private art collector seeking any and all original works of art by D. Howard Hitchcock.
I am not a dealer nor in any way in the business of selling paintings. When I buy paintings it is to keep in my collection. When you sell to me you will get the highest possible price for your paintings. I only collect original signed works of art. I do not collect prints, lithographs or reproductions of any kind.
I am also actively seeking artwork by Florida’s Beanie Backus as well as any paintings made by Florida’s Highwaymen
D. Howard Hitchcock
A talented landscape painter, Hitchcock preferred attenuated horizontal formats.
Born and raised in Hilo, Hawaii, David Howard Hitchcock studied drawing at the Punahou School in Honolulu, and after attending Oberlin College in Ohio, he spent 1885-86 at the California School of Design in San Francisco. On his return to Hawaii, he became a student of Jules Tavernier in Hilo and Honolulu.
The artist shipped off for Paris for further instruction in 1890 and returned to Hawaii by 1893; on return he was was dubbed “our island painter”. He settled more or less permanently in Honolulu, though he made frequent trips to Hilo and eventually painted on all of the islands. He also made several extended trips to the mainland to spend time with old friends in San Francisco. While visiting, he painted several California scenes.
A talented landscape painter, Hitchcock preferred attenuated horizontal formats. Although he maintained a firm grasp on form and design, his work is characterized by a greater spontaneity of touch and coloristic breadth than that of Tavernier. By the early years of this century, Hitchcock stood alone as Hawaii’s outstanding residential professional artist.
Hitchcock’s work in Hawaii made him one of the state’s most famous and influential painters. He was a founder and chief exhibitor of the Kilohana Art League, a member of the Salmangudi Club of New York, as well as president of the Honolulu Art Association. His work was exhibited at Gump’s and the St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco, in a solo exhibit in 1912, at the Golden Gate International Exposition of 1939-40, and at the Panama-California Exposition in San Diego in 1915.
His works are currently held by the Bishop Museum in Honolulu, the Boston Museum, the Oakland Museum, and the Honolulu Academy of Arts.
To ensure a quick evaluation of your painting, please fill out the form below or call me at (954)398-4353. Please, remember that I am only interested in original paintings, no re-prints or lithographs.
Prints and concentrates on three giants of 20th-century island painting: Lionel Walden and D. Howard Hitchcock, along with Tennent.
Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Schaefer International Gallery between Oct. 15 and Dec. 23, 2017
Long regarded as one of the most important interpreters of the Hawaiian landscape.
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