Gill (active from 1930’s-1950’s)
The air brush art of the never fully identified artist Gill reflects a time period of Hawaiiana during which several artists began employing a method of air brushed stenciling. Through layering complex textures were achieved. Unfortunately, as WWII enfolded, artist materials became of lesser quality and consequently few originals have been preserved.
Gill’s work, however, is today regarded the most recognizable of the period.
With his stylized renditions of Hawaiian figures this native of San Francisco charms today's viewer as much as those during his heydays.