(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.
Cebulski, Frank, "Frank Okada: Breaking the Silence," Artweek 31/3 March 2000
Obituary, Artweek 31/112, December 2000
Submitted by Connie Okada.