Micah Schwaberow - born 1948
The American artist Micah Schwaberow, born in Eugene (Oregon),
is closely connected to Japanese traditions.
He was trained by the great master Toshi Yoshida for more
than one year at the Yoshida studios.
Today Micah Schwaberow lives and works in Santa Rosa, California.
First Publication: March 2007
Latest Update: May 2013
Artist Profile _ MIcah Schwaberow
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Education and Training
Micah Schwaberow focused on graphics. At the studio of
he learned all about traditional
Japanese woodblock printing methods.
At Elizabeth Quandt-Barr's he addressed himself to other print
techniques as well as at Maury Lapp's - both in California - to
artistic painting. Additionally Micah Schwaberow created esthetic
Much of his paper work, mainly the
appeared in some
precious editions of typographic books. The book "Tuolumne, Book I"
received highest award during some festivities at Yosemite National Park.
At first sight Micah Schwaberow's paper works look unspectacular.
He regards his work as
"color haiku, large places compressed.
Intimate glimpses through small windows."
This way unimposing things become more important.
Style and Subjects
Micah Schwaberow combines eastern and western elements in his prints.
on the effect of his work and not only the printing itself.
"I am trying to make woodblock prints that don't look like
woodblock prints - the
wood and the knife invisible, the colors and edges as soft and
resonant as a watercolor."
Micah Schwaberow puts the major focus of his works
on landscapes and female figures.
His woodblock prints are impressive without much color.
Schwaberow uses a narrow range of colors.
Exhibitions Micah Schwaberow
We have only information until 2002.
1989 - Small Windows in the Warner Roberts Gallery, Palo
Alto, and in the Mendocino Art Center Showcase Gallery, Mendocino, both USA.
1990 - Bless the Model! in the California Museum of Art,
Santa Rosa; Micah Schwaberow: Woodblock Printmaker in
the Antonio Prieto Memorial Gallery, Mills College, both USA.
1996 - My Friend is a Vessel, work on paper and fabric, gourd vessels,
in the Quicksilver Mine Company Gallery, Sebastopol, USA.
1998 - Micah Schwaberow, woodblock prints and gourd vessels
in the The Verne Collection, Cleveland, USA.
2000 - Honor the Fire Within,woodblock prints and gourd vessels
in the AZUMA gallery, Seattle, USA.
Two Person Exhibitions
1985 - Studying with Toshi Yoshida: Micah Schwaberow & Mary June Erickson,
in the Kimura Gallery, Palo Alto, USA.
1992 - New Works: Kazuko Mathews & Micah Schwaberow, in the
Mendocino art Center Showcase Gallery, Mendocino,
and Micah Schwaberow & Maurice Lapp in the The Ren Brown Collection,
Bodega Bay, both USA.
1995 - A Gathering of Sprits: Sharon Spencer & Micah Schwaberow, in the The
Ren Brown Collection, Bodega Bay, and The Northern California Landscape: San
Francisco and Beyond: Maurice Lapp & Micah Schwaberow, in the Craftsman's Guild
and the California Heritage Gallery, San Francisco, both USA.
1996 - Asking the Way: Micah Schwaberow & Sanae Nakajima,
works on paper and fabric, gourd vessels in the The Ren Brown
Collection, Bodega Bay, USA.
Group Exhibitions of Micah Schwaberow
1982 - 8th Independents Exhibition of Prints, Kanagawa, Japan.
1982-1998 - Yoshida Hanga Academy Annual Exhibit in the Kabutoya Gallery,
1985 - Prints: An Invitational Exhibit in the City Council Chambers,
Santa Rosa, USA.
1987 - North of the Gate in the Sonoma State University
Art Gallery, Rohnert Park, USA.
1988 - Portraits: An Extended Concept in the California
Museum of Art, Santa Rosa, Parkside National Small Prints
Exhibition at University of Wisconsin, Kenosha, and Thirty-second
National Print Exhibition in the Hunterdon Art Center, Clinton, all USA,
and Mini-Print International de Cadaques; Barcelona, Spain.
1989 - Yosemite Renaissance IV in Yosemite, California Works in the California
State Fair, Sacramento, Tradition & Innovation: Recent
Acquisitions of the Achenbath Foundation in the California Palace of the Legion
of Honor, San Francisco, CA,
and California Small Works 1989 in the
California Museum of Art, Santa Rosa, all USA.
1990 - The Figure: Traditional & Beyond
in the California Museum of Art, Santa Rosa, California Small Works 1990
in the California Museum of Art, Santa Rosa, both USA.
1991 - Works on paper in the Kimura Gallery, Palo Alto, and Works from the
in the California Museum of Art, Santa Rosa, both USA.
1993 - Printed from Wood in the Joanne Chappell Gallery,
San Francisco, Over the Edge: Invitational Landscape Exhibition
in the California Museum of Art, Santa Rosa, West Coast Edition
Printmakers'E Invitational in the Claudia Chaplain Gallery, Stinson Beach,
and California Small Works 1993 in the California Museum of Art, Santa Rosa, all USA.
1994 - Printed Matters in the Sebastopol Center for the Arts,
Sebastopol, and The Shape of Space im Sebastopol Center for
the Arts, Sebastopol, both USA.
1995 - Yosemite Renaissance X; Yosemite, USA.
1998 - East Meets West, woodblock prints, works on paper and fabric, gourd vessels
in the Craftsman's Guild and California
Heritage Gallery, San Francisco, and Yosemite Renaissance XIII; Yosemite,
2000 - East Meets West: Tradition and Innovation in Modern Japanese Prints
in the Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, USA.
2002 - Artistic Inheritance: Students of Toshi Yoshida
in the The Gage Family Art Gallery, Augsburg
College, Minneapolis, USA.
Collections Micah Schwaberow
Achenbach Foundation for the Graphic Arts, Palace of the Legion of Honor, San
Private collections in the USA, in Japan and Europe.
More about Micah Schwaberow
4 sold object(s) by Micah Schwaberow born 1948 in our Art Archive
Author: Dieter Wanczura
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Bibliography for this Micah Schwaberow biography
Quiet Elegance, Japan Through the Eyes of Nine American Artists, from Betsy
Franco and Michael Verne, Charles E. Tuttel Co., Inc, Boston 1997.
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