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Frank Okada

 (1931 - 2000)
Frank Sumio Okada was active/lived in Washington.  Frank Okada is known for abstract minimal expression.

Biography   Frank Okada


A prolific painter of abstract colorfields, he wanted his paintings to be physically and spiritually "reflective".

Okada was a second-generation Japanese who lived most of his life in the Pacific Northwest.  Born in Seattle in 1931, he received a BFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan, and then earned a Whitney Fellowship in 1957, a Fulbright Fellowship in 1959, and a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1967.  He was Professor of Art at the University of  Oregon from 1969 to 1997. 

Okada died on October 30, 2000.

Sources:
Cebulski, Frank, "Frank Okada: Breaking the Silence," Artweek 31/3 March 2000
Obituary, Artweek 31/112, December 2000

Submitted by Connie Okada.



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