News / Shigeo Okumura
Japanese artist Shigeo Okumura opened his studio in New York in 1968. Within a year Oku held his first one-man show in Philadelphia and then exhibited widely throughout the United States, Holland, Germany, and Japan. In addtion, the Whitney Museum in New Yrok selected his work for the museum's highly acclamined 1970 exhibition, "Symbols and Images". In 1970, Oku underwent an important artistic transition by discovering the adaptability of his work to the printmaking medium. These prints successfully convey the familiar humor, fantasy, and delightful colors of Oku's oils and acrylics. Oku's unique style and expression account for his...