Norio Azuma (Japanese-American, 1928 – 2004)
Norio Azuma was born Japan, attending the Kanazawa Art College in Kanazawa, Ishikawa before immigrating to the United States. Azuma continued his art studies at Chouinard Art Institute in Los Angeles and then at the Art Student's League in New York. Azuma worked as a printmaker, experimenting using the medium of screen printing on canvas. Azuma worked for two years perfecting this technique and used up to 18 screens in printing his serigraphs.