Women of Hawai'i
By Pegge Hopper
(Ten Speed Press, Paperback, 9781580084390, 128pp.)
Publication Date: November 4, 2002
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Inspired by their power and sensuality, artist Pegge Hopper has dedicated her life's work to painting the women of Hawaii's native population. Renowned throughout the islands as well as on the mainland, Hopper shares her favorite pieces in WOMEN OF HAWAII. In a style that combines classic drawing and graphic design, Hopper's Hawaiian women gaze from the canvas with a straightforward look that is at once challenging and serene. Reflecting the strength and vitality of the Polynesian culture, WOMEN OF HAWAII has a mythical presence that makes this collection an important contribution to Hawaiian culture and the art world at large. Ä¢ Features 65 full-color reproductions never before published in book form and commentary from the artist about her process and inspiration.Ä¢ A must-have for art enthusiasts and collectors of Hawaiiana.
California-born artist PEGGE HOPPER first saw Hawai?É¬´i when she moved there with her husband and daughter in 1963. Trained at what is now the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, Hopper did design work in New York, California, and Italy before settling in Hawai?É¬´i. The mother of three daughters, Hopper lives in Honolulu, Hawai?É¬´i.