Francis Pimmel born in Alsace apprenticed as a fine furniture maker and later moved to Germany to work for a subsidiary of Christie's. He soon developed a fine appreciation for art and collectibles which continued as he then worked as the head of a publishing house in England. Francis eventually moved to Hawaii at the request of his wife who is from here.
Oahu artist Francis Pimmel is an award-winning craftsman specializing in scale reconstructions of canoes that once sailed on the waterways of the Polynesian Triangle. The work of Francis Pimmel is of the highest quality with attention to historical accuracy and of the finest construction and finish.
Through dedicated research Francis has become a legitimate expert on the making of ancient Hawaiian craft especially some of the more colorful canoes of the early twentieth century. Francis has chosen to use no paints in his fine wooden models but rather to inlay beautiful naturally colored woods at painstaking effort in their stead using Koa Milo Ulu (Breadfruit) Lemonwood and Primavera as well as Ebony, Cocobolo, and exotic Tamarind wood.
Canoe - 4 inch x 5.5 inch
Acrylic Box - 5 inch x 6 inch x 3.5 inch
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