Thomas Hill McKay Cruise Ship in Hawaii c 1930 - Gouache P2894
Wonderfully skillful painting of a paradisiacal scene. A deco vision of the getaway of getaways. Hawaii in the 30s, ocean liner... we can dream, can't we?
Art is 16" x 9". Frame measures 25" x 19"
Thomas Hill McKay was born in Glasgow, Scotland on April 3, 1874. McKay studied art in Glasgow. He exhibited at the Glasgow Art Institute, the Scottish Academy, and the Royal Academy in London before immigrating to Los Angeles in 1923. He was active in the local art scene until his death there on March 18, 1941. His rare works include landscapes, marines, and scenes of Scotland.
Exh: Barker Bros. (LA), 1924; Calif. Art Club, 1925-26; Painters & Sculptors of LA, 1926; Calif. WC Society, 1926-29; Santa Monica Public Library, 1933; Academy of Western Painters (LA), 1936; Associated Artists (LA), 1936; LA City Hall, 1941 (memorial).
Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"