Data sought on unknown painters
I bought an oil painting in 1997 from a consignment shop in Honolulu. The painting is signed "Blackmore" and shows two workers in a garden in front of a dilapidated building. In searching the Internet, I can't find information about the artist. I don't know if the artist is male or female (no first name) or when the painting was done. I called the Honolulu Academy of Arts and Bishop Museum archives department, and no one I spoke with seemed to know this painter. I wonder if you might be able to shed some light on the artist.
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It turns out that we also have a painting by a "Blackmore," a watercolor showing the old Palama Theater (later Zamboanga Theater), purchased in the 1970s during an art show/sale at the Amfac Center. We also have been unsuccessful in finding anything on the artist.
Since we're on the topic of Hawaii artists, someone else recently asked if we had any information on Vic Wiggington, "an artist who painted black velvets a la Leeteg" in Honolulu "circa 1962."
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