Kenjiro Nomura, Yesler Way, 1934, Central Washington University, Public Works of Art Project, Washington State
Kenjiro Nomura, American Modernist: An Issei Artist’s Journey
Kenjiro Nomura (1896-1956) was a renowned Seattle artist of the modern era. Nomura’s calligraphic background made him a natural for the gestural style of Abstract Expressionism. This survey, his first solo show since 1960, spotlights work of the 1950s, after his great successes of the 1930s, when he represented the Northwest in exhibitions in New York, Washington, DC, and San Francisco. Art historian Barbara Johns has written a definitive account of the artist’s life in the accompanying catalogue.