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Kane painting featured on commemorative stamp


Renowned Big Island artist/historian Herb Kawainui Kane created the painting on the new postage stamp commemorating Hawai’i’s 50th year of statehood. kanestamp

In the vibrant art, a surfer rides a wave beside a couple surfing an outrigger canoe. The new 44 cent stamp will be unveiled Aug. 21 during the state’s official Commemoration Conference in Honolulu. 

The Hawaii Statehood stamp is available at all post offices nationwide that day, and online at

Kane, one of Hawaii’s beloved Living Treasures and recipient of numerous cultural awards, also designed the 25th anniversary statehood stamp, featuring a voyaging canoe and the migratory bird, the golden plover.

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