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artist

John Takami Morita, American artist. Recipient 1st prize International Print Triennial, Berlin, 1987, Print Club Selection award Print Club, Philadelphia, 1988, Fellowship Merit award Hawaii State Foundation Culture and Arts, 1995; National Education Association fellow in printmaking, 1986, other awards.

Background

Morita, John Takami was born on April 10, 1943 in Honolulu. Son of Takaichi and Miyako (Shiraishi) Morita.

Education

Bachelor in History, Chaminade College, Honolulu, 1965;Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography, San Francisco The Art Institute of Chicago, 1974;Master of Arts in Printmaking, San Francisco State University, 1976.

Career

Lecturer in art, U. Hawaii-Manoa, Honolulu, 1982-1983;lecturer in art, Windward Community College, Kaneohe, Hawaii., 1991-1992.

Works

Membership

Board directors, member program advisory board Kapiolani Community College, Honolulu, 1992-1994. Served with United States Army, 1966-1969, West Germany. Member Honolulu Printmaking Workshop (board directors 1992-1994, vice president 1994-1995), Northwest Print Council, American Print Alliance.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: snorkeling, tropical fish aquarium, amateur boxing.

Connections

father:
Takaichi Morita

mother:
Miyako (Shiraishi) Morita