The Herb Kane Legacy Print Editions
Herb Kāne, Hawaiian Artist Extraordinaire
Elected Living Treasure of Hawai’i
Father of the Hawai’ian Renaissance
Designer the Voyaging Canoe Hokulea
Captain of Hokulea’s Historic First Voyage
Co-Founder of the Polynesian Voyaging Society
Artist, Illustrator, Author, Designer, Scholar, Historian
Herb Kāne Prints
- Made with the finest archival ink and paper.
- Available exclusively from Hana Coast Gallery.
- Purchase available online or in Hāna town at the Gallery. Located at 5031 Hana Hwy, Hana, HI 96713
Each print is 30” x 40” and available framed or unframed. For current pricing click in the images above or please call the Hāna Coast Gallery at (808) 248-8636.
Print prices will increase as the limited editions sell down.
Partial proceeds will go to the Polynesian Voyaging Society.
- Herb Kane authorized these paintings to be issued as prints.
- They are the only Kane prints available as numbered editions.
- Each print bears a replica of the artist’s original signature: Herb Kawainui Kane
About Herb Kāne
Herb Kane is the most important and influential Hawaiian in the twentieth century. He was an artist, illustrator, author, designer and historian.
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.
He 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 captain of the Hokulea’s historic first voyage from Hawai’i to Tahiti, which 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’s creation of the Hokule’a and its historic voyage inspired Hawaiian’s pride for their ancient culture.
His legacy of historic paintings of Polynesian and Hawaiian cultures are testaments to his stature as a Hawaiian of great significance.
To celebrate Herb Kane’s legacy of contributions to art and the Hawaiian Culture, Hāna Coast Gallery is releasing four limited edition prints of his paintings.
A portion of the proceeds from the Kane Legacy Prints will be donated to the Polynesian Voyaging Society.