Shingo Nishiura was born in Nakashin-machi, Japan on August 14, 1902. Nishiura immigrated to the U.S. in 1918 and assumed the middle name, Arthur. He studied at the San Francisco Art Institute from 1924 to 1927 under the Mackys and Lee Randolph. During WWII he was interned in a concentration camp in Wyoming. While there he painted many depictions of the camp. Upon release, he moved to Mountain View, CA where he worked as a gardener while painting in his leisure. He died there on March 20, 1968.
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