East and West
Working the railroad by day, Horiuchi painted in any spare moments and eventually exhibited in Seattle, San Francisco, and Oakland. When the war ended, he and his family settled in Seattle to make a new and permanent home. Here his art career began to take root—and with his discovery of collage, it burst into full bloom. Nature was his source of inspiration; collage was his métier. Acting on his friend Mark Tobey's recommendation that he use his Japanese heritage in his art, Horiuchi expressed the beauty of the natural landscape in abstract form. With painted and torn papers laid down on canvas or board, he produced art that ranged from monumental to intimate, from fluid motion to rich repose.
Horiuchi gained national and international recognition for his work, as well as an admiring and devoted following in the Northwest.
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"An engaging narrative of one of the Pacific Northwest's most important painters and collage artists of the twentieth century. . . . In addition to being a thoroughly researched and detailed examination of Horiuchi's life and career, the large number of archival photographs and a chronologically arranged color plate section give readers an appreciation for the work of this important Pacific Northwest artist, whose vision was deeply rooted in nature and the exploration of form."—Pacific Northwest Quarterly
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