Roger Yutaka Shimomura is active/lives in Kansas. Roger Shimomura is known for modernist droll genre painting, Asian American subjects.
Biography Roger Shimomura
The following is from art writer Fred McCraw.
Roger Shimomura was born in Seattle in 1939. He is a third-generation Japanese-American. He holds a BA from the University of Washington and an MFA from Syracuse University. Since 1969, he has been a professor of Fine Art at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, where he holds the title of Distinguished Professor.
His art deals extensively with the cultural dichotomy sensed perhaps more strongly by Asian-Americans than by immigrants with non-Asian backgrounds. Addressing that cultural collision and the humor, tragedy and pathos it evokes both in life and in Shimomura's art, Bernice Steinbaum of the Bernice Steinbaum Gallery (NY and Miami, FL) wrote in a recent catalogue that "Rog
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