Hawaiian Boy (Abraham Kamahoahoa)

Hawaiian Boy (Abraham Kamahoahoa)
October 1939
Signed lower right
Oil on canvas board
24 x 20 inches

On reverse, In pencil, the artist has titled the picture and added the words: KANE KAUA. “Kane” translates to “man,” and “kaua” means “warrior” or “outcast,” depending on the inflection.

Abraham was deaf-mute.


  • Honolulu Academy of Art, 1940
  • Long Beach Museum, 1941
  • Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1941
  • Crocker Gallery Sacramento, 1941
  • Oakland Museum, 1941

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