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    "body": "<html><body><br/>\n<div id=\"databox-PeopleDisplay\">\n<table class=\"infobox\" width=\"200px;\">\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Name</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">Tadashi Sato</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Born</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">February 6 1923</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Died</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">June 4 2005</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Birth Location</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">Honolulu, HI</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Generational Identifier</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">\n<p><a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"http://encyclopedia.densho.org/Nisei\" title=\"Nisei\">Nisei</a>\n</p>\n</td>\n</tr>\n</table>\n</div>\n<div id=\"databox-People\" style=\"display:none;\">\n<p>FirstName:Tadashi;\nLastName:Sato;\nDisplayName:Tadashi Sato;\nBirthDate:1923-02-06;\nDeathDate:2005-06-04;\nBirthLocation:Honolulu, HI;\nGender:Male;\nEthnicity:JA;\nGenerationIdentifier:Nisei;\nNationality:US;\nExternalResourceLink:;\nPrimaryGeography:;\nReligion:;\n</p>\n</div>\n<p>Maui-born <a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"http://encyclopedia.densho.org/Nisei\" title=\"Nisei\">Nisei</a> muralist, painter, and mosaic artist who achieved local, national, and international acclaim. \n</p>\n<div class=\"toc\" id=\"toc\"><div id=\"toctitle\"><h2>Contents</h2></div>\n<ul>\n<li class=\"toclevel-1 tocsection-1\"><a class=\"\" href=\"#Early_Years_and_Background\"><span class=\"tocnumber\">1</span> <span class=\"toctext\">Early Years and Background</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"toclevel-1 tocsection-2\"><a class=\"\" href=\"#Artistic_Education_and_Career\"><span class=\"tocnumber\">2</span> <span class=\"toctext\">Artistic Education and Career</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"toclevel-1 tocsection-3\"><a class=\"\" href=\"#Art_Work_and_Accolades\"><span class=\"tocnumber\">3</span> <span class=\"toctext\">Art Work and Accolades</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"toclevel-1 tocsection-4\"><a class=\"\" href=\"#For_More_Information\"><span class=\"tocnumber\">4</span> <span class=\"toctext\">For More Information</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"toclevel-1 tocsection-5\"><a class=\"\" href=\"#Footnotes\"><span class=\"tocnumber\">5</span> <span class=\"toctext\">Footnotes</span></a></li>\n</ul>\n</div>\n<h2><span class=\"mw-headline\" id=\"Early_Years_and_Background\">Early Years and Background</span></h2>\n<p>Tadashi Sato was born on February 6, 1923, in Kaupakalua in east Maui to a plantation laborer and merchant. His love for art started early when his third grade art teacher submitted his poster to the territorial contest in Honolulu. As Sato recalled, \"several weeks later the whole school was outside, standing up around the flagpole. And I was called. And I got the first award and received a check for $2.50. That was an incentive. I think that was the beginning.\"<sup class=\"reference\" id=\"cite_ref-ftnt_ref1_1-0\"><a class=\"\" href=\"#cite_note-ftnt_ref1-1\">[1]</a></sup> He spent thirteen years in Japanese language school and graduated from Lahainaluna High School. Due to his knowledge of Japanese language and calligraphy, during World War II when Sato was a member of the <a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"http://encyclopedia.densho.org/442nd_Regimental_Combat_Team\" title=\"442nd Regimental Combat Team\">442nd Regimental Combat Team</a>, he was part of a special team that prepared military maps in Australia, New Guinea, and the Philippines.<sup class=\"reference\" id=\"cite_ref-ftnt_ref2_2-0\"><a class=\"\" href=\"#cite_note-ftnt_ref2-2\">[2]</a></sup> After the war, Sato briefly attended the Cannon School of Business in Honolulu before pursuing an artistic career. \n</p>\n<div class=\"toplink\"><a href=\"#top\"><i class=\"icon-chevron-up\"></i> Top</a></div><h2><span class=\"mw-headline\" id=\"Artistic_Education_and_Career\">Artistic Education and Career</span></h2>\n<p>Sato studied art at the Honolulu School of Arts that was part of the Honolulu Academy of Arts. At the Honolulu Academy of Arts, Sato met painter Ralson Crawford who was a visiting faculty member, and Crawford encouraged him to go to New York City and provided scholarship assistance to continue his studies. Between 1948 and 1950, Sato studied with Crawford at the Brooklyn Museum Art School and later with Stuart Davis at the New School for Social Research. Sato also worked at the Pratt Institute and received a John Hay Whitney Fellowship in 1954. He moved back and forth between Hawai'i and New York for a number of years and even resided in Japan from 1955 to 1956. Sato mentioned that his first big break came when he was working as a museum security guard. A friend who was a movie extra introduced him to actors Burgess Meredith and Charles Laughton who were art collectors. At the urging of his friend, Meredith, Laughton and a number of other actors came to his apartment and purchased a number of works.<sup class=\"reference\" id=\"cite_ref-ftnt_ref3_3-0\"><a class=\"\" href=\"#cite_note-ftnt_ref3-3\">[3]</a></sup> Soon after, Sato called his boss at the museum to quit. In Hawai'i, Sato met other up-and-coming artists at this time including, <a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"http://encyclopedia.densho.org/Bumpei_Akaji\" title=\"Bumpei Akaji\">Bumpei Akaji</a>, Tetsuo Ochikubo, Harry Tsuchidana, Jerry Okimoto, Edmund Chung, <a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"http://encyclopedia.densho.org/Satoru_Abe\" title=\"Satoru Abe\">Satoru Abe</a>, James Park, and <a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"http://encyclopedia.densho.org/Isami_Doi\" title=\"Isami Doi\">Isami Doi</a>, They began meeting at a studio they set up at Metcalf Street and became known as the \"Metcalf Chateau\" holding both individual and group shows.<sup class=\"reference\" id=\"cite_ref-ftnt_ref4_4-0\"><a class=\"\" href=\"#cite_note-ftnt_ref4-4\">[4]</a></sup> He finally returned to Hawai'i in 1960 to begin raising a family that included his wife Kiyoko and his daughter Janice. \n</p>\n<div class=\"toplink\"><a href=\"#top\"><i class=\"icon-chevron-up\"></i> Top</a></div><h2><span class=\"mw-headline\" id=\"Art_Work_and_Accolades\">Art Work and Accolades</span></h2>\n<p>For many Hawai'i residents, Sato's most famous work is likely \"Aquarius,\" the 36-by-36-foot circular mosaic on the floor of the State Capitol atrium that depicted water reflections and submerged rocks. His work is also displayed at the Aiea, Kahului, and Aina Hina Public Libraries, the Honolulu Academy of Arts, the Kona Hospital, the Lahaina Civic Center, and the War Memorial Gymnasium on Maui. Sato is well-known for his paintings with this \"signature delicate, crosshatched brushstrokes.\"<sup class=\"reference\" id=\"cite_ref-ftnt_ref5_5-0\"><a class=\"\" href=\"#cite_note-ftnt_ref5-5\">[5]</a></sup> Regarding his subject matter, he explained that, \"of my paintings I prefer those that convey a more mystical, metaphysical aspect. A painting becomes a little more than a painting itself, without the loss of composition, sensibility, strong composition.\"<sup class=\"reference\" id=\"cite_ref-ftnt_ref6_6-0\"><a class=\"\" href=\"#cite_note-ftnt_ref6-6\">[6]</a></sup> Sato is often influenced by the structures and colors of objects all around him although how much Hawai'i has influenced his work is difficult for him to say. \"I don’t really intellectually know,\" he once explained, \"But I feel good, for example, when I see a nice clear low-tide day in front of my place in Lahaina.\"<sup class=\"reference\" id=\"cite_ref-ftnt_ref7_7-0\"><a class=\"\" href=\"#cite_note-ftnt_ref7-7\">[7]</a></sup> He also mentioned that \"ideas come from everywhere. My memories and life experiences. Many come from Maui—its mountain, ocean, colors—but I make them mine.\"<sup class=\"reference\" id=\"cite_ref-ftnt_ref8_8-0\"><a class=\"\" href=\"#cite_note-ftnt_ref8-8\">[8]</a></sup>\n</p><p>Sato has exhibited his work at the Guggenheim Museum, the National Gallery in Washington D.C., the Museum of Modern Art in New York, and the Whitney Museum in both one-man and group shows. In 1956, Sato was awarded the Albert Knapp Award and in 1965, President Lyndon Johnson honored Sato at the White House Festival of Arts along with Jackson Pollock, Georgia O'Keefe, and other American artists.<sup class=\"reference\" id=\"cite_ref-ftnt_ref9_9-0\"><a class=\"\" href=\"#cite_note-ftnt_ref9-9\">[9]</a></sup> Later, in 1984, Sato became a Hongwanji Living Treasure and in 2000, he was honored by Kapi'olani Community College with its Koa Award for outstanding lifetime achievement in art. Sato passed away at the age of 82 at Maui Memorial Medical Center.<sup class=\"reference\" id=\"cite_ref-ftnt_ref10_10-0\"><a class=\"\" href=\"#cite_note-ftnt_ref10-10\">[10]</a></sup>\n</p>\n<div id=\"authorByline\"><b>Authored by <a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"http://encyclopedia.densho.org/Kelli_Y._Nakamura\" title=\"Kelli Y. Nakamura\">Kelli Y. Nakamura</a>, University of Hawai'i</b></div>\n<div id=\"citationAuthor\" style=\"display:none;\">Nakamura, Kelli</div>\n<div class=\"toplink\"><a href=\"#top\"><i class=\"icon-chevron-up\"></i> Top</a></div><h2><span class=\"mw-headline\" id=\"For_More_Information\">For More Information</span></h2>\n<p>Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii. <i>Reflections: The Japanese American Master Artists of Hawaii</i>. Honolulu: The Center, 1996.\n</p><p>Jensen, James F. <i>Tadashi Sato: A Retrospective</i>. Honolulu: Contemporary Museum, 2002.  \n</p><p>Morse, Marcia. <i>Legacy: Facets of Island Modernism</i>. Honolulu: Honolulu Academy of Arts, 2001.\n</p><p>Radford, Georgia and Warren Radford. <i>Sculpture in the Sun: Hawaii’s Art for Open Spaces</i>. Honolulu: University Press of Hawai‘i, 1978. \n</p><p>Sato, Tadashi. “Sketchbook,” <i>Bamboo Ridge: The Hawai‘i Writers Quarterly</i> 47 (Summer 1990): 72-77.\n</p><p>State Foundation on Culture and the Arts (Hawaii). <i>Artists of Hawaii Volume 1: Nineteen Painters and Sculptors</i>. Honolulu: State Foundation on Culture &amp; the Arts, 1974.\n</p>\n<div class=\"toplink\"><a href=\"#top\"><i class=\"icon-chevron-up\"></i> Top</a></div><h2><span class=\"mw-headline\" id=\"Footnotes\">Footnotes</span></h2>\n<div class=\"reflist\" style=\"list-style-type: decimal;\">\n<ol class=\"references\">\n<li id=\"cite_note-ftnt_ref1-1\"><span class=\"mw-cite-backlink\"><a class=\"\" href=\"#cite_ref-ftnt_ref1_1-0\">↑</a></span> <span class=\"reference-text\">State Foundation on Culture and the Arts (Hawaii). <i>Artists of Hawaii Volume 1: Nineteen Painters and Sculptors</i> (Honolulu: State Foundation on Culture &amp; the Arts, 1974), 112.</span>\n</li>\n<li id=\"cite_note-ftnt_ref2-2\"><span class=\"mw-cite-backlink\"><a class=\"\" href=\"#cite_ref-ftnt_ref2_2-0\">↑</a></span> <span class=\"reference-text\">Marcia Morse, <i>Legacy: Facets of Island Modernism</i> (Honolulu: Honolulu Academy of Arts, 2001), 77. </span>\n</li>\n<li id=\"cite_note-ftnt_ref3-3\"><span class=\"mw-cite-backlink\"><a class=\"\" href=\"#cite_ref-ftnt_ref3_3-0\">↑</a></span> <span class=\"reference-text\">Timothy Hurley, \"Tadashi Sato, 82, accomplished Hawai'i Artist,\" <i>Honolulu Advertiser</i>,  June 10, 2005, B-2.</span>\n</li>\n<li id=\"cite_note-ftnt_ref4-4\"><span class=\"mw-cite-backlink\"><a class=\"\" href=\"#cite_ref-ftnt_ref4_4-0\">↑</a></span> <span class=\"reference-text\">Nadine Kam, \"After a Lifetime Creating Art, Abe Talks About His Death,\" <i>Honolulu Star-Bulletin</i>, Aug. 7, 2005, accessed on April 11, 2016 at <a class=\"external free offsite\" href=\"http://archives.starbulletin.com/2005/08/07/features/story3.html\" rel=\"nofollow\">http://archives.starbulletin.com/2005/08/07/features/story3.html</a></span>\n</li>\n<li id=\"cite_note-ftnt_ref5-5\"><span class=\"mw-cite-backlink\"><a class=\"\" href=\"#cite_ref-ftnt_ref5_5-0\">↑</a></span> <span class=\"reference-text\">Hurley, \"Tadashi Sato.\"</span>\n</li>\n<li id=\"cite_note-ftnt_ref6-6\"><span class=\"mw-cite-backlink\"><a class=\"\" href=\"#cite_ref-ftnt_ref6_6-0\">↑</a></span> <span class=\"reference-text\">Hawai'i. General Education Branch. <i>Artists of Hawai'i</i> (Honolulu : Office of Instructional Services/General Education Branch, Dept. of Education, State of Hawaii, 1985), 42.</span>\n</li>\n<li id=\"cite_note-ftnt_ref7-7\"><span class=\"mw-cite-backlink\"><a class=\"\" href=\"#cite_ref-ftnt_ref7_7-0\">↑</a></span> <span class=\"reference-text\">State Foundation on Culture and the Arts (Hawaii). <i>Artists of Hawaii Volume 1: Nineteen Painters and Sculptors</i> (Honolulu: State Foundation on Culture &amp; the Arts, 1974), 112. </span>\n</li>\n<li id=\"cite_note-ftnt_ref8-8\"><span class=\"mw-cite-backlink\"><a class=\"\" href=\"#cite_ref-ftnt_ref8_8-0\">↑</a></span> <span class=\"reference-text\">Scott C. Stone. Living Treasures of Hawai'i: 25th Anniversary of the Selections of Outstanding Persons as Honored by the Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawai'i (Honolulu: Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawai'i, 2000), 70</span>\n</li>\n<li id=\"cite_note-ftnt_ref9-9\"><span class=\"mw-cite-backlink\"><a class=\"\" href=\"#cite_ref-ftnt_ref9_9-0\">↑</a></span> <span class=\"reference-text\">Hurley, \"Tadashi Sato.\"</span>\n</li>\n<li id=\"cite_note-ftnt_ref10-10\"><span class=\"mw-cite-backlink\"><a class=\"\" href=\"#cite_ref-ftnt_ref10_10-0\">↑</a></span> <span class=\"reference-text\">\"Tadashi Sato,\" <i>Honolulu Star-Bulletin</i>, 10 June 2005, C-11. </span>\n</li>\n</ol></div>\n<!-- \nNewPP limit report\nCPU time usage: 0.116 seconds\nReal time usage: 0.121 seconds\nPreprocessor visited node count: 367/1000000\nPreprocessor generated node count: 1762/1000000\nPost‐expand include size: 2103/2097152 bytes\nTemplate argument size: 277/2097152 bytes\nHighest expansion depth: 5/40\nExpensive parser function count: 0/100\nExtLoops count: 0/100\n-->\n<!-- Saved in parser cache with key mediawiki:pcache:idhash:3625-0!*!0!!en!*!* and timestamp 20170902061107 and revision id 26775\n -->\n<div class=\"toplink\"><a href=\"#top\"><i class=\"icon-chevron-up\"></i> Top</a></div></body></html>",
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