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David Warren
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Painter and printmaker David Warren spent most of his career living and working on the island of Maui, Hawaii. Born in Minnesota in 1940, Warren spent time in San Francisco during the psychedelic Sixties. He exhibited at a Burlingame art gallery in 1967 and used a drawing of a young woman by the artist L. Kent Hollister (1939-2007) to design a poster in 1968 advertising a dance concert sponsored by Chet Helms (1942-2005) and the Family Dog at the Avalon Ballroom; Warren provided the floral border around the portrait and provided the lettering. By the early 1970s Warren had moved to Maui. He lived “upcountry” in Pukalani on the northwestern slopes of Mt. Haleakala and had a studio and gallery in nearby Makawao. He taught printmaking at the Hui Noeau Visual Arts Center in Makawao and was active in the Lahina Arts Society.He exhibited his art in Honolulu as well as in his own gallery. A theater buff and amateur actor, Warrant performed with the Maui Community Theatre and the Maui Academy of Performing Arts. He died in 1998 in a Honolulu hospital after being struck by a pickup truck that was involved in an accident and veered onto the sidewalk in Pukalani where Warren was standing. (TNB 3/2017) Selected bibliography: Tanji, Edwin. “Maui artist David Warren spread enthusiasm,” Honolulu Advertiser, June 6, 1998, p. 9.