Gene Isao Sogioka was born in Azuza, CA on Dec. 21, 1914. Sogioka studied at the Chouinard Art School and was active in the Los Angeles art scene in the 1930s. While working at Bullock's, he painted in his leisure and assisted Millard Sheets in painting a 20'x25' mural for the GGIE. He died on Feb. 21, 1988.
Exh: Calif. WC Society, 1937.
Source: Edan Hughes, author of the book "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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