H.B. Christian: The Fire of Life
H.B. Christian: The Fire of Life, original watercolor and gouache illustration. Hiawatha-like Native American man. Dated 1915. 8 x 17.5, border 11.5 x 22. (Can ship flat)
Henry B. Christian (1883-1953) was a painter who was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He studied at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, and first visited Hawaii in 1908. He made frequent trips between Minnesota and Hawaii before settling in Honolulu.
Christian was art director of Paradise of the Pacific 1908-10, 1917-19, and 1922-38. He died in Honolulu on December 23, 1953.
A large collection of his Hawaiian pencil drawings is at the Wriston Art Center, Lawrence University, Appleton, Wisconsin.