Lewis Suzuki to Take Part in Berkeley Open Studios

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BERKELEY — Lewis Suzuki will show his work with the Berkeley Artisans Holiday Open Studios on the weekends of Nov. 24-25 and Dec. 15-16 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Suzuki is a well-known Japanese American watercolor artist who is turning 92 years old this month. He is known for his use of watercolor in a wide range of subject matter, from seascapes to country barns, and from nudes to abstract flowers.

One of Lewis Suzuki’s paintings of San Francisco.

Some of Suzuki’s most striking works are of the Guilin Mountains and Li River of China. He depicts the poor squatters of Manila with great dignity, and he has painted in California, Mexico, China, and the Philippines.

In addition to his colorful watercolor paintings, such as “Smokey Mountain,” Suzuki will also show his earlier posters, such as “No More Hiroshimas.”

His paintings have been shown nationally at the American Watercolor Society show in New York; the Watercolor U.S.A. show in Springfield, Mo.; the De Young Museum in San Francisco; the California State Fair; and the California Watercolor Association annual show, among other shows. Most recently he has had exhibits at the La Pena Cultural Center and Alta Bates Hospital in Berkeley.

Suzuki Studio is located at 2240 Grant St. (at Bancroft Way) in Berkeley and is also open by appointment. For more information, call (510) 849-1427.

Some 100 artists and craftspeople are opening their workshops and galleries to the public during the 22nd annual Berkeley Artisans Holiday Open Studios from Nov. 24 to Dec. 24. For more information, visit http://berkeleyartisans.com/.

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