(1898 - 1979)
Susumu Hirota was active/lived in Massachusetts / Japan. Susumu Hirota is known for landscape, coastal views.
Biography Susumu Hirota
The following, submitted August 2005, is from Virginia Wells Tosico Hirota Robb, daughter of the artist.
"My father was born in Kochi City, Japan December 18, 1898. He came to the USA at the age of nineteen to work for Yamanaka Oriental Gift Importers in Boston, MA. He met my mother who was working as a secretary for Yamanaka's. My mother was Hazel Rebecca Wells, born in New Hampshire. They were married in New York February 18, 1930. They spent their homeymoon traveling through Japan and China buying for Yamanaka's and themselves.
Hazel and Susumu made their home in Boston and went on to have their own little Oriental Gift shops. They had two children, Elizabeth Anne Hirota and Virginia Wells Hirota. Elizabeth was born 4/4/193
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