Artists of Marin

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Arthur Okamura

Arthur Okamura
artist, painter, illustrator

Arthur Okamura (1932-2009) was an American artist who worked in screen printing, drawing and painting. He lived in Bolinas, California, and was Professor Emeritus at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco, California. His work is in the permanent collections at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., the Whitney Museum in New York, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. He is associated with the San Francisco Renaissance. He illustrated numerous works of literature and poetry, including Just Space: Poems, 1979-1989 and 1234567890, and also created illustrations for the TV movie The People.  (source: