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Roy Kenzie Kiyooka, OC (January 18, 1926 – January 4, 1994) was an influential Canadian arts teacher, painter, poet, photographer, and multi-media artist of national and international acclaim. A Nisei or second generation Japanese Canadian, Kiyooka was born in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan and raised in Calgary, Alberta. His parents were Harry Shigekiyo Kiyooka and Mary Kiyoshi Kiyooka. Her samurai father was the still-famous, 17th head of the Muso Jikiden Eishin-ryu school of swordsmanship. Roy Kiyooka's brother Harry Mitsuo Kiyooka also became an abstract painter, a professor of art, and sometimes curator of his brother's work. Harry Kiyoka taught art at the University of Alberta at Calgary, now The University of Calgary, from 1961 to 1988. In 1942, after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, the family was uprooted and moved into rural Alberta. Roy Kiyooka did not finish high school. From 1946 to 1949, he studied with Jock Macdonald and Illingworth Holey Kerr at the Provincial Institute of Technology and Art. With a scholarship, he was able in 1955 to go to Mexico for eight months to study under James Pinto at the Instituto Allende in San Miguel de Allende.

Personal details

Date of birth
January 18th, 1926
Nationality
Canada
Date of death
January 8th, 1994 at age of 68
Ethnicity
Japanese Canadians
Places lived
Calgary , Canada
pop. 1,096,833 (2011)

Education

1. SAIT Polytechnic Institute of technology

SAIT Polytechnic, or SAIT as it is referred to locally, is a polytechnic institute located in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The acronym SAIT refers to "Southern Alberta Institute of Technology", which was the school's official name prior to 2006. SAIT offers more than 100 career programs in technology, trades and business. SAIT is a member of Polytechnics Canada and one of Alberta's Top 50 Employers.

Type Institute of technology
Institution colors
Founded
1916
Headquarters
1301 16th Ave NW, T2M 0L4 - Calgary, Alberta
Official web page www.sait.ca
Wikipedia article
Social media

Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by gender

People attended SAIT Polytechnic connected by profession and/or age

b. 1961., Politician
b. 1960., Politician
b. 1988., Musical Artist
b. 1933., Painting Artist
b. 1952., Mountaineer
b. 1950., Politician
b. 1948.
b. 1963.

Art forms 4

Form Contemporaries
1.Installation art
born 1911
born 1927
born 1930
born 1940
2.Photography
born 1911
born 1913
born 1916
born 1936
3.Sculpture
born 1922
born 1927
born 1931
4.Painting
born 1929
born 1931
born 1937

Artworks

1.Arts Canada Afloat

Narrative art
Begun Completed Art form Art period Subjects Supported by Medium Owners
1971 1974 (3 years)
Photography
Mixed media
People
text panel
Photograph

2.Untitled Cedar Laminate #12

Abstract art
Begun Completed Art form Art period Subjects Supported by Medium Owners
1971
Sculpture
Cedar

3.Orange Fold

Begun Completed Art form Art period Subjects Supported by Medium Owners
1968
Sculpture
Fiberglass
Epoxy

4.The Bridge

Abstract art
Begun Completed Art form Art period Subjects Supported by Medium Owners
1965
Painting
Canvas
Acrylic paint

Written work

1.Gotenyama

Editions Subjects Co-authors
1985. at Vancouver

Wikipedia

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