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 she was born in 1876. She painted portraits of people encountered on the streets of Honolulu around 1900.[1] She contributed illustrations to Thrum's Hawaiian Annual and was a member of the Kilohana Art League.[2]


  1. ^ Severson, Don R. (1 December 2002). Finding Paradise: Island Art in Private Collections. University of Hawaii Press. pp. 104–5. ISBN 978-0824826574. 
  2. ^ Thrum, Thomas C. (1900). Thrum's Hawaiian Annual (PDF). Honolulu. p. 122. Retrieved 2015-07-22.