Micah Schwaberow - USA
Born: 1948, in Eugene, Oregon
Micah is a Santa Rosa artist, first noted for exquisitely rendered miniature works. He studied in Japan with Toshi Yoshida, learning traditional Japanese woodblock printmaking, as well as studying painting with Maury Lapp and printmaking with Elizabeth Quandt-Barr. He has taught both in California and Japan, and had work included in special edition letterpress books. Since his return from Japan in 1983, Micah’s woodblock prints have offered distinctively soft images--both in landscapes and figure studies—reminiscent of watercolor paintings. Michael Verne and Betsy Franco's book "Quiet Elegance: Japan through the Eyes of Nine American Artists" devotes a chapter to Micah's work.