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Kazuo Nakamura was born in Vancouver, British Columbia in 1926 and died in 2002. He studied at Toronto’s Central Technical College from 1948-1950.

Photo: Side view of Kazuo Nakamura's Two Horizons, 1968

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Side view of Kazuo Nakamura's Two Horizons
Kazuo Nakamura
Government of Ontario Art Collection
Archives of Ontario

Nakamura’s work has been exhibited throughout Canada since 1950 and internationally since 1956 and in late 2004 he was the subject of a solo exhibition at the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto.

Nakamura was a member of Painters-Eleven and was a member of the Canadian Society of Painters in Water Colour.

The work displayed here is a good example of Nakamura’s preferred motif which combines the typically incompatible elements of still-life, landscape and geometry. Painted in oils on canvas, the picture’s style is somewhat reminiscent of Japanese woodcuts. Nakamura has described his mural as a “Landscape vision based on spherical horizon, which was brought about by man’s expanding observation of space.

Two Horizons, 1968 - Kazuo Nakamura

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Two Horizons, 1968
Kazuo Nakamura
oil on canvas
Government of Ontario Art Collection, 619763

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