Ralph Burke Tyree, Hawaiian Wahine, oil on board, 1956

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BEAUTY IN THE BEAST

Beauty in the Beast: Flora, Fauna, and Endangered Species of Artist Ralph Burke Tyree is the story of Tyree’s creative genius in painting flora and fauna, including colorful and exotic animals from around the world. Published to mark the 50th Anniversary of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, Beauty in the Beast explores the works of the last ten years of Tyree’s life when animals became his focus.

LEETEG: BABES, BARS, BEACHES, BLACK VELVET ART

Edgar Leeteg once described himself as a “fornicating, gin-soaked, dope-head.” As the father of black velvet art and party man of Tahiti, Leeteg painted sumptuous vahines in his tropical paradise Villa Velour on the island of Moorea, between 1933-1953.

TYREE: ARTIST OF THE SOUTH PACIFIC

Ralph Burke Tyree was an American artist of the mid-twentieth century who had a prolific career painting scenes from the South Pacific, capturing the quiet exoticism of the island people and the landscapes in oil on board and black velvet.

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