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"Surfing at Waikiki, 1935," Large, Brilliant Art Deco Watercolor Ptg. in Hawaii



Brilliantly capturing the gorgeous blue water off the Waikiki Beach in 1930s, Hawaii, with Diamond Head in the background, this painting by Wilmot Heitland demonstrates his mastery of watercolor. The cool, lovely shades of blue he brings to the churning waves aquamarine, Mediterranean, turquoise and pale blue contrast with the mysterious greys of Diamond Head and the bright hot pinks of the surfer's swimsuit. When he wasn't painting High Society scenes for the illustrations he did for countless magazines in the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s, Heitland loved to capture the natives, as he does here, in tropical locales such as Hawaii and the Dominican Republic.


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  • Dimensions
    Height: 19 in. (48.26 cm)Width: 31.25 in. (79.38 cm)Depth: 0.1 in. (2.54 mm)
  • Style
    Art Deco (Of the Period)
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  • Place of Origin
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  • Date of Manufacture
  • Condition
    Image area is in excellent condition, with a couple of small spatters. Margin around watercolor shows old glue residue and pencil marks.
  • Seller Location
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU86516274943

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