Tadashi Asoma, Japanese/American (1923 - )

Tadashi Asoma was born in Japan in 1923, received his education at Saitama Teachers College, Urawa, the Bijitsu Gakko, Tokyo; Grand Chaumiere, Paris and the Art Students League, NY.

In 1958, Tadashi Asoma received a Japanese Government scholarship to study in Paris. His first exhibit in the United States was in 1961 at the Japan Society in New York and San Francisco. He became intrigued with contemporary American art and decided to settle in the United States. He eventually moved to New York with his family. Asoma has produced the majority of his paintings while residing in the United States.

Tadashi Asoma's early years in New York were spent living in an apartment near the East Village. He studied and painted by day. At night he supported his family by working in a restaurant. Eventually, Asoma moved his family to a little village about forty miles north of Manhattan, Garrison. It was in this place that Asoma became in touch with nature and found inspiration for his art.

Tadashi Asoma's paintings revel in color and portray the changing of the seasons with sensitive expression. In Asoma's art, the landscapes are luminous with color, pure brilliant bursts of color feather lightly into other textures to reveal his intimate connection with nature.

Tadashi Asoma has participated in one-man and group exhibitions throughout the world, including New York, San Francisco, Tokyo, Switzerland and Germany. His work is included in many public and corporate collections.

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