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John Paul Thomas
Irises in Crystal Vase - Floral Watercolor Still Life

1968-69

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Unique floral watercolor of irises in a multi-faceted crystal vase by John Paul Thomas (American, 1927-2001). Signed "Thomas" lower right. Gallery tag on verso from Malama Arts, Inc. in Honolulu Hawaii notes the artist as John Thomas and the title as "Dark Essence". Displayed in a new brown mat and metal frame. Image size: 11"H x 11"W. John Paul Thomas was born on February 4, 1927 in Alabama and died on September 5, 2001 Honolulu, Hawaii. Thomas was an American artist specializing in oil painting, watercolor and drawing in several media. He was also an educator and arts scholar. He received a B.A. degree in 1951 from The New School [for Social Research] and an M.A. degree in 1954 from New York University where he studied with William Baziotes. He spent a year (1954-1955) in Rome, Italy studying Italian Renaissance painting. Upon returning to the U.S. he established his studio in Los Angeles (1956-1959), then San Francisco (1959-1963) and Marin County (1963-1970). He moved to the Kona District of Hawaii Island in 1970 where he worked for thirty-one years until his death. Thomas is among the foremost painters of Hawaii. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally in over 200 solo and group exhibitions in museums, universities and art galleries. He received residence fellowships at Yaddo Foundation (1954) and Huntington Hartford Foundation, Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, California (1957 and 1962), a National Endowment for the Arts grant (1975), and commissions from the Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts and Delta Air Lines. The Hawaii State Senate, Hawaii State House of Representatives and the Hawaii Island County Council have issued him commendations for his contributions to the culture of the Islands. The Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts has purchased his work for the State Collection, and he has received commissions to create art for state buildings, most notably to create a memorial painting for the 150th anniversary of Washington Place, former home of Queen Liliuokalani and Hawaii State Governors, now a National Historic Landmark.

Details

  • Artist
    John Paul Thomas (American)
  • Creation Year
    1968-69
  • Dimensions
    Height: 19.25 in. (48.9 cm)Width: 18.25 in. (46.36 cm)Depth: 1 in. (2.54 cm)
  • Medium
  • Movement & Style
  • Period
  • Condition
    Frame has several small scratches.
  • Gallery Location
    Soquel, CA
  • Reference Number
    Seller: JT001JT1stDibs: LU5426854362

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