Kenzo Okada

American, b. 1902, Yokohama, Japan; d. 1982, Tokyo, Japan
Kenzo Okada


Kenzo Okada developed an interest in Western Art while living in Japan that led him to New York City in 1950. His art blended Western and Eastern influences by depicting Japanese subject matter through the lens of Abstract Expressionism.  Hagoromo is named after a Noh play about a poor fisherman who gives a found robe to a fairy who needs it to fly back to heaven. While the work does not figuratively portray the characters of the play, the soft and harmonious colors of Hagoromo represent an imaginative and dream-like misty seascape.



Kenzo Okada, Hagoromo


Title: Hagoromo
Date: 1964
Medium: oil on canvas
Dimensions: 92.5 x 117.5 inches
Accession Number: P70.5.2
Location: North Concourse









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