Richard Nelson: In Retrospect
(left) Richard Nelson, Kumu Honua, watercolor

Main Gallery, 1st floor exhibits
Exhibit Dates: March 21 – May 30, 2004
Opening Reception: Saturday, March 20, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

A retrospective featuring the work of Richard Nelson, artist and educator. This exhibition spans 45 years of Nelson’s work and teaching philosophies and is a unique opportunity to experience and learn more about Nelson’s tri-hue watercolor technique including hands-on experiences that demonstrate some of the basic principles. Special workshops by the artist are scheduled through out the exhibition.

Richard Nelson grew up in Hawai‘i and returned to O‘ahu after earning his bachelor’s degree in art from the California College of Arts and Crafts. He was the Art Department Chairman at Punahou School for 22 years. A sabbatical at Yale enabled him to study under renowned colorist and Bauhaus artist Josef Albers. He earned his master’s degree during another sabbatical at Ohio State University. In 1978 he left teaching to pursue his painting full-time, he still conducts workshops throughout the USA and Canada. Nelson is also very active in the Hawaiian community art scene, serving on committees and task forces for the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts.

We are most grateful for the generosity of the A&B Foundation and First Hawaiian Bank in supporting the Richard Nelson: In Retrospect exhibit. Mahalo for your support.

"Source" by Richard Nelson
Art Maui 2002 Featured Image

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