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educator , poet , Art consultant

Soichi Furuta, American poet, art consultant, educator. Recipient graphic design awards New York City, 1957-1985. Active Poetry Project St. Mark's Church, since 1985. With United States Army, 1955-1956. Member The Academy American Poets, Haiku Society New York (Haiku award 1980, president 1980-1982).

Background

Furuta, Soichi was born on July 1, 1927 in Los Angeles, California, United States. Son of Junzo Furuta and Yae Kitahara.

Education

Bachelor cum laude, University of California at Los Angeles, 1954.

Career

Ptr. Triad Design Company, Incorporated, New York York City, 1957-1959. Senior design director Francis Blod Design Associate, 1959-1964. Principal, owner Stuart Gunn and Furuta Inc., 1964-1985.

Curatorial director Urban Art Research Center, 1988. Adjunct professor literature St. Andrews College, Laurinburg, North Carolina, since 1988. Adjunct associate professor art H. Lehman College of City University of New York, New York City, 1968-1978.

Advisory board Asian American Art Center, New York City, since 1988.

Membership

Active Poetry Project St. Mark's Church, since 1985. With United States Army, 1955-1956. Member The Academy American Poets, Haiku Society New York (Haiku award 1980, president 1980-1982).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Music appreciation, travel, reading.

Connections

Married Misao Yokota, November 2, 1958. 1 child, Yoshiya.

father:
Junzo Furuta

mother:
Yae Kitahara

spouse:
Misao Yokota

child:
Yoshiya Furuta