biography of Jules TAVERNIER (1844-1889)

Birth place: Paris

Death place: Honolulu (alcoholism)

Addresses: NYC; San Francisco, CA; Monterey, CA; Honululu, Hawaii

Profession: Painter, illustrator

Studied: …cole des Beaux-Arts, Paris, with F. Barries, 1861.

Exhibited: Paris Salon, 1865-70; NAD, 1877; New Orleans World's Fair, 1885; Mechanics' Inst. Fair, 1877 (medal); 1885; Calif. Midwinter Expo, 1894; Hawaiian Hotel, Honolulu, 1885, (two-person exhib., with Joseph Strong: views of Hawaiian volcanoes and landscapes); Honolulu Art Soc., 1920

Member: San Francisco AA (vice-pres.); Palette Club (a founder); Bohemian Club, San Francisco, 1874 (a founder).

Work: Oakland Mus.; Bancroft Lib., UC Berkeley; Calif. Hist. Soc.; Denver Pub. Libr.; Honolulu Academy of FA; Gilcrease Inst.; Harrison Mem. Library, Carmel; Kansas State Hist. Soc.; Monterey Peninsula Mus. of Art; Wichita Pub. Libr.; Yosemite National Park Mus.; Bohemian Club; Olympic Cl., San Francisco; de Young Mus.; Shasta State Hist. Monument; Beaverbrook Art Gal., New Brunswick, Canada; Volcano National Park, Hawaii; Soc. of Calif. Pioneers

Comments: Fought in the Franco-Prussian War; left for London, 1871 and worked there as an illustrator. Came to NYC in 1872. Illustrator: New York Graphic, Harper's. Teamed with P. Frenzeny on Western sketching tour for Harper's; settled in San Francisco, 1874-84. Perhaps San Francisco's most popular bohemian;" constant debts forced him to leave for Hawaii. Considered to be one of the three "old masters" of Hawaii known as the Volcano School.

Sources: Hughes, Artists in California, 551-52; Forbes, Encounters with Paradise, 190-98. "