DOROTHEA SIELCKEN HYDE
(85), world re-known wildlife artist of Honolulu, HI passed away on April 4th, 2017. Great- granddaughter of Paul Isenberg, one of the founders of the sugar industry in Hawaii she was born in Hamburg, Germany. A self taught artist with a keen eye for design, she started as a graphic artist and illustrator then shifted her focus to natural scenes and wildlife art. She was one of 100 artists commissioned by First Lady Nancy Reagan to paint a commemorative Easter Egg for The White House 1986. The "Nene" bird painting Easter Egg is part of the collection at The Reagan Presidential Library & Museum. She exhibited in England, Australia and in the US from the East Coast to Hawaii. Dorothea founded and successfully operated art galleries in Honolulu, Nantucket Island, Kauai an Waimea. She is survived by her 5 children, 2 daughters-in-law, 3 grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, & a large "hanai ohana". A celebration of her life will be held in June on Oahu. Memorial Contributions may be made in her name to The Daughters of Hawaii, 2913 Pali Highway, Honolulu, HI 96817. An auction of some of Dorothie's art will be held in Honolulu on May 20th at McClains Auctions. Contact: Mr. Michael Sielcken, 566 W. Olive St., Newport, Oregon 97365. firstname.lastname@example.org 541-961-3434.
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