Appraisal Services, Registrar, Catalogue Raisonné, Artist Archive Specialist
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I remember as a young girl gazing up at an Avi painting in a gallery in Hanalei, Kauai. Later, our family was lucky enough to acquire one of his pieces - a portrait of a beloved "Auntie" in our community.
Avi was born in Israel in 1957. You can read his full biography on his beautiful website www.avikiriaty.com. "His journey through life has taken him from the Israeli Army, to a Greek Island, to a winter cottage in New Hampshire. Then a move to Kauai ... and then to Hawaii island." Eventually to French Polynesia and the Cook Islands. His work captures the beauty of the people, the landscape and the island lifestyle. Blending a sense of history and present day life that describes the mystery, sensuality and beauty of Polynesian culture.
Shown here are a few of my favorites. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do and find your way to a gallery to see his work in person. And just maybe one will find it's way into your heart and home.