Bessie Wheeler

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Bessie Wheeler, Flower Lei Seller, c. 1900

Bessie Wheeler was a painter about whom little is known, other than that she was born in 1876.[1] She painted portraits of people encountered on the streets of Honolulu around 1900.[2] She contributed illustrations to Thrum's Hawaiian Annual and was a member of the Kilohana Art League.[3]


  1. ^ Severson, 2002
  2. ^ Severson, 2002
  3. ^ Thrum's Hawaiian Annual, Honolulu, Thos. C. Thrum, 1900, p. 122


  • Severson, Don R. Finding Paradise: Island Art in Private Collections, University of Hawaii Press, 2002, pp. 104–5.