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Name  Satoru Abe
Role  Artist
Period  Hawaiian art

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Education  Art Students League of New York (1948), President William McKinley High School
Awards  Guggenheim Fellowship for Creative Arts, US & Canada

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Satoru Abe (born 13 June 1926) is an American sculptor and painter. He was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. He attended President William McKinley High School, where he took art lessons from Shirley Ximena Hopper Russell. In 1948, after spending a summer at the California School for Fine Arts, he decided to pursue an art career in New York City and attended the Art Students League of New York where he studied with George Grosz, Louis Bouche and Jon Corbino, N.A. (1905-1964). He married a fellow student and returned to Hawaii in 1950 with his wife, Ruth, and daughter Gail. Abe met local artist Isami Doi, who would become a close friend and mentor. Although Abe began as a painter, he learned welding from Bumpei Akaji in 1951, and the two artists began a series of copper work experiments. In 1956, Abe returned to New York and found a creative home at the SculptureCenter, where his work attracted the attention of gallery owners and others. In 1963, Abe was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship. Abe returned to Hawai'i in 1970. Along with Bumpei Akaji, Edmund Chung, Tetsuo Ochikubo, Jerry T. Okimoto, James Park, and Tadashi Sato, Abe was a member of the Metcalf Chateau, a group of seven Asian-American artists with ties to Honolulu.


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Satoru Abe Honolulu StarBulletin Features

Abe is best known for his sculptures of abstracted natural forms, many of which resemble trees, such as East and West in the collection of the Hawaii State Art Museum. He also painted. Two Abstract Figures in the collection of the Honolulu Museum of Art typifies this aspect of his work. The Honolulu Museum of Art and the Hawaii State Art Museum are among the public collections that hold Abe's works. His sculptures in public places include:

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  • Three Rocks on a Hill, Honolulu Community College, Honolulu, Hawaii, 1975
  • Among the Ruins, Leeward Community College, Honolulu, Hawaii, 1973
  • Tree of Knowledge, Nanakuli High and Intermediate School, Nanakuli, Hawaii, 1971
  • Enchanting Garden, President William McKinley High School, Honolulu, Hawaii, 1983
  • Three Clouds, Honolulu International Airport, Honolulu, Hawaii, 1974
  • An Island of Trees, Honolulu International Airport, Diamond Head Extension, Honolulu, Hawaii, 1987
  • The Seed, Farrington High School, Honolulu, Hawaii, 1996
  • Reaching for the Sun, Hawaii Convention Center, Honolulu, Hawaii, 1997
  • Early Spring, 'Aiea High School, Honolulu, Hawaii, 1976
  • A Community Surrounded by Sugar Cane, Kamiloa Elementary School, Honolulu, Hawaii, 1978.
  • Moon Beyond the Fence, Pearl City High School, Honolulu, Hawaii, 1981
  • Spring, Summer, Autumn, James B. Castle High School, Honolulu, Hawaii, 1980.
  • Five Logs on a Hill, Kau High and Pahala Elementary School, Pahala, Hawaii, 1975
  • Landscape on the Ocean, Waiakea High School, Waiakea, Hawaii, 1983
  • Reaching for the Sun, Iao School, Wailuku, Hawaii, 1981
  • A Path Through the Trees, Maui High School, Kahului, Hawaii, 1977
  • Trees, Vines, Rocks, and Petroglyphs, Lanai Community School, Lanai City, Hawaii, 1976
  • Boulders, Salt Pond and Taro Fields, Eleele Elementary School, Eleele, Hawaii, 1989
  • Aged Tree, Kauikeaouli Hale, Honolulu, Hawaii, 1976
  • Untitled sculpture, Leilehua High School, Honolulu, Hawaii, 1976
  • Volcano, Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, Hawaii, 1980

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