Sean K. L. Browne
Sean Kekamakupaʻa Lee Loy Browne (born 1953) is a contemporary sculptor who was born in Hilo, Hawaii. He attended the Kamehameha Schools and then earned a BA in studio art from the University of Redlands in 1975. In 1981, he studied marble carving under Paoli Silverio in Pietrasanta, Italy and was later appointed an artist-in-residence at the Henraux Marble Company in Lucca, Italy. He returned to Hawaii and earned an MFA in sculpture from the University of Hawaii at Manoa in 1983. In 1985 he was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship, enabling him to study with Isamu Noguchi in Shikoku, Japan. For many years, Browne taught sculpture at the University of Hawaii at Manoa and at Kapiolani Community College.
Browne is best known for monumental sight-specific sculptures (such as Spirit Way), but also created small works for indoor display (such as Ikaika).
Major Permanent Commissions
- Ikaika (strong) (1980), cast bronze and black granite sculpture, Hawaii State Art Museum
- Ka Makau (1983), bronze sculpture, Keaukaha Elementary School, Hilo, Hawaii
- Ka Peʻahi IV (1983), sculpture, Hawaii State Art Museum
- Na Moku ʻEkolu (Three Islands) (1985), cast and welded silicon bronze sculpture, Maui Community College, Kahului, Hawaii
- Spirit Way (1987), bronze sculpture, Kapiolani Community College
- Ua Mau Ke Ea O Ka Aina I Ka Pono (1988), Carrara marble sculpture, Wailuku Judiciary Complex, Maui, Hawaii
- Aina Lani (1989), black granite tile and stainless steel sculpture, Pali Momi Medical Center, Administration, Pearl City, Hawaii
- King David Kalakaua (1989–91), bronze sculpture, Waikiki Gateway Park, Honolulu, Hawaii
- Mahaina II (1990), bronze sculpture, The Honolulu Advertiser, Honolulu, Hawaii
- Lahui (1992), silicon bronze sheet sculpture, Kakaako Waterfront Park
- Lima Hoʻola (1993) basalt sculpture, Hawaii State Hospital, Kaneohe, Hawaii
- Pahoa (1995), basalt terrazzo sculpture, Pahoa High and Intermediate School, Pahoa, Hawaii
- Mahiole (2000), red granite sculpture, Kona International Airport, Hawaii
- Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalaniana 'ole (2001), bronze sculpture, Kuhio Beach Park, Waikiki, Honolulu
- Ka Makahiki (2003), bronze and brass sculpture, Maʻemaʻe Elementary School, Oahu, Hawaii
- Ke Kaiʻi (The Guardian) by Sean K. L. Browne, granite 2003, Hawaii State Art Museum Sculpture Garden
- Parian Warrior (2005), carved marble sculpture, Honolulu Museum of Art
- Cazimero, Momi, David J. de la Torre and Manulani Aluli Meyer, Nā Maka Hou: New Visions, Honolulu Academy of Arts, Honolulu, 2001, ISBN 0-937426-46-6, pp. 32–33
- Yoshihara, Lisa A., Collective Visions, 1967-1997, An Exhibition Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, Art in Public Places Program, Presented at the Honolulu Academy of Arts, September 3-October 12, 1997, Honolulu, State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, 1997, pp. 150–151.