Herb Kawainui Kane Limited Edition Fine Arts Prints

About the Artist

Father of the Hawaiian Renaissance

Kane is regarded as the Father of the Hawaiian Renaissance. His lifelong study of the ancient Polynesian cultures was his inspiration and the dominating content of his historical paintings. He translated that knowledge to vividly accurate paintings of the Polynesian culture, their lifestyle, extraordinary voyaging canoes.

Herb Kane is the most important and influential Hawaiian in the twentieth century. He was an artist, illustrator, author, designer and historian.


His studied the ancient voyaging canoes used by the seafaring Polynesians who sailed them throughout the Pacific Ocean.

He researched their twin-hull designs, and the methods and materials used to construct them.

He discovered their remarkable but little-known navigational skills.

This knowledge inspired him to design the Hokulea, a replica of the ancient Polynesian outrigger voyaging canoe, which he liked to refer to as “The Spaceship of our Hawaiian Ancestors.”

Kane was the captain of the Hokulea’s historic first voyage around the Hawaiian Islands. Hokulea’s subsequent voyage to Tahiti proved that Polynesians were sophisticated navigators who used ancient knowledge of the stars, wind and currents to skillfully navigate across a vast ocean without using any modern navigation tools.

Nainoa Thompson was the celebrated navigator on Hokule’a’s first ocean voyage from Hawai’i to Tahiti. Kane, Thompson and crew were the first modern Hawaiians to navigate the Pacific Ocean without modern instruments.

Kane’s creation of the Hokule’a and its historic voyage inspired Hawaiian’s pride for their ancient culture.

Limited Edition Fine Art Prints

The Legacy Edition Prints

Herb Kane authorized these four paintings to be issued as prints.
They are the only Kane prints available as numbered editions.
Each print bears a replica of the Kane’s original signature:

Herb Kawainui Kane

The prints were made with the finest archival ink and paper.
Each print is 30” x 40” and available framed or unframed.
Unframed prints are $295 each or $995 for all four prints.
Framed prints are $995 each or $3595 for all four prints.
Print prices will increase as the limited editions sell down.
Prints available exclusively only from Hana Coast Gallery.
Partial proceeds will go to the Polynesian Voyaging Society in the name and memory of the artist.