Haiku Valley - Oahu, Hawaii

“Haiku Valley – Oahu, Hawaii “
Juanita Judy Vitousek, 1892 – 1988
Watercolor on Paper
19.25″ x 25.25″
Juanita Judy Vitousek was born in Silverton, OR on May 22, 1892.  Juanita Judy lived in California as a child.  She studied painting with Millard Sheets and design at UC.  After graduation, she married attorney Roy Vitousek in 1914 and lived in Healdsburg, CA before moving to Hawaii in 1917.  Most of her career was spent as a resident of the Islands; however, she was active in California in the 1930s and an avid traveler.  Her landscapes and floral studies are signed simply “Vitousek.”  The artist died in Honolulu on Aug. 7, 1988.  Exh:  Honolulu Academy of Arts, 1927, 1937, 1938 (prizes); California Palace of the Legion of Honor, 1933; Calif. Watercolor Society, 1934, 1938; Honolulu Art Society, 1934 (prize); Nicholson Gallery (Pasadena), 1934; San Francisco Museum of (Modern) Art, 1939 (solo).  Works Held:  Honolulu Academy of Arts; Seattle Museum.
Edan Hughes, “Artists in California, 1786-1940”