Modernism, Regionalism, Expressionism, Abstraction,
Media Oils, watercolors, lithographs
Artistic Focus Serisawa's early works were romantic – still lifes and portraits painted in a style influenced by classic European art. His work up to 1941 had a decidedly Modernist, even Regionalist flair. But history – both personal and political – intervened, as Serisawa later returned to his Asian roots and began painting in an abstract style influenced by the teachings of Zen philosophy, Oriental culture, and the structure and form offered in his study of calligraphy.
• Born in Japan, Sueo Serisawa moved to Seattle
in 1918 to join his father, painter Yoichi Serisawa, and began painting
at age 8 with his father's guidance.
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