Black Cat - 15 (Sakura)
8.75 x 5 inches
A black cat and pink cherry blossoms on a mossy green background.
Hiroto Norikane (1949 - ) Born in Hiroshima, Japan, Norikane graduated from Sokei Academy of Fine Arts. He studied under Hodaka Yoshida and Kiyomi Kato before establishing a style based in mixed media and printing. His etchings and mezzotints use sparing color to highlight otherwise black and white scenes of rural Japan, as well as other traditional Japanese subject matter. His works are displayed at the Portland Art Museum, Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, Oregon City Museum, and the White House.