Keichi Kimura [1914-1988] “Industrial Scene” oil on canvas on board SOLD P472

Vibrant abstract painting of an “Industrial Street Scene” depicting a Taxi Cab business. Art measures 12 x 16.

Keichi Kimura (1914–1988) was a portrait painter and illustrator. He was born in Waiʻanae, Hawaiʻi in 1914. He attended the University of Hawaii, where he met fellow art student and future wife, Sueko. Keichi continued his education at Chouinard Art Institute (Los Angeles), Columbia University (New York City) and the Brooklyn Museum Art School (New York City). He first exhibited at the Honolulu Museum of Art at 19 years of age. During the Second World War, he served with the 100th Battalion of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team in Italy and France, where he produced many drawings that were also exhibited at the Honolulu Museum of Art. Keichi Kimura died in Honolulu in 1988.

The Honolulu Museum of Art and the Smithsonian American Art Museum (Washington, D. C.) are among the public collections holding works by Keichi Kimura.