Masami Teraoka is active/lives in California, Hawaii / Japan. Masami Teraoka is known for pop-oriental genre-views, prints.
Biography Masami Teraoka
Masami Teraoka is widely known for his watercolor paintings created in
the style of Japanese woodblock prints. His canvases display
detailed images of traditional geisha and samurai placed in a modern
context surrounded by popular American icons. This contemporary
artist was born in 1936 in the town of Onomichi, between Hiroshima and
Osaka, Japan. His mother came from a family of artists and his
father was a talented musician who ran the family kimono fabric
store. After high school Teraoka studied Aesthetics at Kwansei
Gakuin University in Japan. In 1961 he moved to Los Angeles, California
to concentrate on his artistic career. He enrolled in the Otis Art
Institute in Los Angeles, and after sev
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