(1918 - 1983)
Miyoko Ito was active/lived in Illinois, California / Japan. Miyoko Ito is known for non objective, modernist design painting, lithography.
Biography Miyoko Ito
The following biography is based on a 1978 interview with the artist by Dennis Barrie for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. The interview was held at the Oxbow Summer School of Painting in Saugatuck, Michigan:
Artist Statement: "I am very much a Matisse and Picasso person. Some people could never accept that. With me it was a total acceptance in a very short period, within two weeks."
Of Japanese heritage, Miyoko Ito became a Chicago-based watercolor and oil painter and lithographer in modernist styles.
She came from a family where her father had emigrated to Vallejo, California and, thanks to a benefactor, earned a Master's Degree in psychology at Berkeley University. He returned to Japan, married
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