Duke Kahanamoku #168 Tommy Cheng Painting

U.S.A, 1994
13 x 12 in (33 x 30 cm)
ID #TC-Z-168

Portrait of Duke Kahanamoku, the father of modern surfing, responsible for popularizing this ancient Hawaiian sport in the 20th Century.

Tommy Cheng is a contemporary outsider and folk artist who lives and paints in Washington Heights. His unique style of portraiture has attracted gallery shows in New York, San Francisco, Washington D.C., Atlanta, and Paris. Cheng's portraits are inspired by pop culture and celebrities. With its wide open eyes, deceivingly expressive faces, and modernly flat construction a Cheng portrait is instantly identifiable.

Artist: Tommy Cheng

Material: Acrylic on plywood

TC-#168

250-500 art art brut asian american duke kahanamoku folk art hawaii hawaiian naive art new york nyc ocean original outsider art painting portrait sports surfing washington heights water sports

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