Isaacs Art Center

Hamilton Kobayashi

Koi by Hamilton Kobayashi
Koi

Hamilton Kobayashi (b 1951), graduated with a BFA from the University of Hawaii, painting passionately under the tutelage of Ben Norris. To support his family, he gave up painting to focus on his framing business, which he ran for more than thirty years. When he befriended Abe, his passion for painting was reignited. Today, Kobayashi’s works continue to masterfully capture the power and energy of Hawaii’s ever changing land and seascape.