Tokita, Kamekichi, 1897-1948

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Dates:
Birth 1897
Death 1948

Biographical notes:

Painter; Seattle, Wash.

Born Shizuoka City, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. Received his college education in Japan and immigrated to Seattle in 1919. Operated a sign painting business, Noto Sign Co., with Kenjiro Nomura. Tokita became one of a small number of progressive artists in Seattle in the 1930's which included Morris Graves and Kenneth Callahan. His work was supported by the Seattle Art Museum and exhibited regularly in Seattle and California between 1929 and 1936. He was interned with his family at Minidoka, Idaho, during World War II.

From the description of Kamekichi Tokita papers, [ca. 1900]-1948. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 83293409

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Subjects:

  • Japanese Americans
  • Japanese Americans--Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945--Diaries
  • Painting, Modern--20th century
  • Japanese American art
  • Asian American artists
  • Painters
  • Art, American
  • Art, American--20th century

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Places:

  • Northwestern States (as recorded)
  • Washington (State)--Seattle (as recorded)