Robert Wilson Andrews

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Robert Wilson Andrews
Hanapēpē Falls, Kauai, graphite drawing on paper by Robert Wilson Andrews, 1857

Robert Wilson Andrews (June 8, 1837–1922) was a Hawaii-born artist and engineer. His father Lorrin Andrews (1795–1868) was an early American missionary to Hawaii and a judge. Prior to leaving Hawaii in 1859, Robert made a number of finely crafter landscape drawings including renderings of the sacrificial stone at Kolekole Pass, Iao Needle, Kapuʻuohoʻokamoa-Hāmākualoa Falls and Hanapēpē Falls.[1] He studied engineering on the mainland at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and returned to Hawaii in 1863, where he worked as a sugar mill engineer for 30 years. He remained involved with the church, and spent his retirement years teaching Sunday school.[2]

References[edit]

  • Severson, Don R., Finding Paradise: Island Art in Private Collections, University of Hawaii Press, 2002, pp. 73–4.
  • Siddall, John William, Men of Hawaiʻi, Honolulu, Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 1921, Vol. 2, p. 17.
  • Siddall, John William, Men of Hawaiʻi, Honolulu, Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 1917, Vol. 2, pp. 11-13.

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Severson, 2002
  2. ^ Siddall, 1921