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    Art Brokerage: Emiko Nakano American Artist: b. 1925-1990. Emiko Nakano was an American abstract expressionist painter, printmaker, fiber artist, and fashion Illustrator. Emiko Nakano was born on July 4, 1925 in Sacramento, California; her parents were immigrants from Japan. She was raised in Chico, California. When Nakano was in high school in 1939, the United States entered World War II. Her family was placed internment camp for three years because they were of Japanese ancestry; first at the Merced Assembly Center, followed by Camp Amache. When they were released from the camps, the family moved to Richmond, California. From fall 1947 until the summer of 1951, Nakano attended the California School of Fine Arts (now known as San Francisco Art Institute)..She studied with Clyfford Still, James Budd Dixon, Edward Corbett, Richard Diebenkorn, Hassel Smith, and Elmer Bischoff. In summer 1949, she attended the University of California, Berkeley; and in the summer 1952, she attended Mills College. In the 1950s, Nakano worked as a freelance fashion illustrator. She died on March 7, 1990 at the age of 64, in Richmond, California. Her work is in the public museum collection at the Monterey Museum of Art. Listings wanted.

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