Cascadia Art Museum presents the first solo exhibition of the work of Kenjiro Nomura (1896-1956) in over 60 years along with an accompanying publication. The exhibit is Oct. 21- Feb. 20.

“Kenjiro Nomura, American Modernist: An Issei Artist’s Journey” will feature the Japanese American artist’s work throughout his life from his early works focusing on Seattle’s urban environment and rural Northwest landscapes, to paintings and drawings capturing his life in World War II internment camps, and postwar abstractions fully demonstrating Nomura’s artistic stylistic and professional growth.

Nomura left a record of more than 100 pieces from his time in the Puyallup detention facility and Minidoka confinement camp. Despite crippling challenges after World War II, including the suicide of his wife, he resumed painting, developed a new abstract artistic style, and once again gained recognition. This exhibition is in partnership with Densho.

The exhibition is accompanied by Cascadia’s latest book, “Kenjiro Nomura, American Modernist: An Issei Artist’s Journey,” written by art historian Barbara Johns with a contributing chapter by Cascadia’s curator, David F. Martin.

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Originally published by The Edmonds Beacon, Last updated 10/14/2021 at 12:42pm