Geraldine King Tam
1920 to 2016
Toronto born, Geraldine has made her home in Hawaii for 16 years, devoting herself to painting native and introduced flora. She also spent 20 summers in Monhegan Island off the coast of Maine, where she painted 200 watercolors of New England flowers, 50 of which were shown in a solo exhibition entitled, "Wildflowers of Coastal New England." Educated at McMaster University and Teachers College of Columbia University, Tam's early interest in art led to her into a variety of media, such as etching, lithography, architectural drafting, landscape painting, jewellery design and commercial textile design.