(1925 - 2004)
Ben Kamihira was active/lived in Pennsylvania / Spain. Ben Kamihira is known for nude figure, landscape, still life, and portrait painting, lithographs, teaching.
Biography Ben Kamihira
Following is the obituary of the artist, submitted by M.D. Silverbrooke, from the Philadelphia Inquirer, February 29, 2004.
Ben Kamihira, 78, Painter, Art Teacher
Ben Kamihira, 78, critically acclaimed figurative painter and longtime teacher at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, died of cancer Wednesday at home in Northern Liberties.
Mr. Kamihira's paintings, which hang in major museums throughout the world, reflect poetic fantasy and joyless moods.
The son of Japanese immigrants, Mr. Kamihira was born on a farm in Yakima, Wash. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, his family was sent to a relocation camp and later to eastern Oregon to pick sugar beets. From 1944 to
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