Kenneth Wayne Bushnell

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Double Square Series No. 6 by Kenneth Bushnell, 1982, Honolulu Museum of Art

Kenneth Wayne Bushnell (born 1933) is an American visual artist, who was born in Los Angeles. He earned a BA from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1958, and then moved to Hawaii, where he received an MFA from the University of Hawaiʻi in 1961. He taught painting at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa from 1961 to 1981, and was appointed chairman of the Art Department in 1991. He married fellow artist Helen Gilbert (1922-2012) in 1995.[1] Bushnell is now a professor emeritus, living in Honolulu.

Bushnell is best known for his geometric abstract paintings, although his work also includes sculpture, light sculptures, wall reliefs, films, multimedia theater and environmental designs.[2] His acrylic painting on cotton from 1982, Double Square Series No. 6 is in the collection of the Honolulu Museum of Art. It is typical of his geometric abstract paintings.

References[edit]

  • Biller, Leslie & Kenneth Bushnell, Bushnell, Contemporary Art Center, Honolulu, 1977
  • Haar, Francis and Neogy, Prithwish, Artists of Hawaii: Nineteen Painters and Sculptors, University of Hawaii Press, 1974, pp. 34–41
  • Morse, Marcia , Kenneth Bushnell: Spaces of Reason and Delight (The Euclidian Dream Cycle: New Work), Honolulu Academy of Arts, 1986

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Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Wright, Walter, "Artist, UH professor Helen Gilbert-Bushnell dead at 80", Honolulu Advertiser
  2. ^ Haar, Francis and Neogy, Prithwish, Artists of Hawaii: Nineteen Painters and Sculptors, University of Hawaii Press, 1974, p. 34