Painting Seattle

I didn’t plan on blogging about it when I went to the Seattle Asian Art Museum. The museum, after all, is a branch of the Seattle art museum, dedicated to primarily classical Asian art. The kimonos and snuff bottles and statues of various Buddhas are nice, but not particularly relevant to this blog. I was surprised to find an exhibit on two modern Japanese painters who ran a sign shop in Seattle just before World War II. The painters are Kamekichi Tokita and Kenjiro Nomura. Clicking through their names will take you to the SAAM website with a few of their paintings.

 

Kamekichi Tokita (1897-1948):

 

 

Kenjiro Nomura (1896-1956):

 

The exhibit runs through February 19, 2012. For more information, check out SAAM.

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