Tag Archives: Teikichi Hikoyama

Teikichi Hikoyama

Born in Japan, Teikichi Hikoyama (1884-1957) was one of the most influential artists in the development of Japanese American art. Arriving in San Francisco,  California, in 1901, he is believed to be the first Japanese artist in California creating woodblock prints. He also painted, using both oil based and ink paints. His art displayed elements of modernism and magic realism. His work was often visionary earning him the nickname of The Black Flame among his contemporaries.  Continue reading Teikichi Hikoyama