Risaburo Kimura was born in Yokusaka in Japan. He studied education and philosophy at the universities at Yokohama and Tokyo. In the 1960s he moved to New York and became an internationally recognized artist.
His works are in all major art museums of the world like Guggenheim and Moma in New York, Kyoto City Hall, Cinncinnati Art Museum, Philadelphia Art Museum and a few more. One of his best known series is a suite titled "Great Cities of the World"
"Great Cities of the World", in which he combined silkscreen and lithograph techniques to render the impressions of twenty great cities in the world. The series took him almost three years to finish because Risaburo Kimura drew and hand cut screens by himself.