Ben Kamihira, Green Chairs

Ben Kamihira: Green Chairs (1975) Oil on canvas
Green Chairs
Oil on canvas
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Museum purchase, 2013
31.5 x 25.5 in.
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  • Hi, I am a painter and sculptor and met Ben when I drove down from Boston (atellier Ives Gammel on my way south to Appalachia) around the time Ben painted "Green Chairs." (1973 or 74?) I looked him up at the PA because I was much impressed with his work, which I found very congenial to my taste. Prior to this I had seen an invitation to a show of his in San Francisco, which I discovered to late to attend, Ben and I had a good rapport. He let me stay in his studio during my visit of five or six days and we spent a lot of time together. We talked about a joint painting expedition to Spain, where I had studied in 1961 -62. But our trip unfortunately failed to materialize. He was a profound talent, whom I admired very much and consider his friendship and the time we spent together as a privilege. John Sherrill Houser, painter. sculptor ( Now living in Tucson Ariz. Dec. 2017