Clifton karhu biography
Karhu had lived in Japan for over 50 years and found in Kyoto everything that he needed, not only for art, but also for himself. His career as an artist began early at the age of 12 when the young Clifton Karhu picked up drawing. He was born on November 23, 1927 in Duluth, Minnesota, along with twin brother Raymond. Their parents were painters. Clifton Karhu (1927-2007 pronounced "Kurifuton Kafu" in Japanese クリフトンカーフ) was born in Duluth, Minnesota into a family of Finnish descent. From 1947 to 1949, during the post-war Allied occupation, he was stationed for a year in the port city of Sasebo, Nagasaki, with an assignment as a military artist. Clifton Karhu is known for Woodblock printing. An American of Finnish descent, Clifton Karhu was born in Minnesota in 1927. Raised together with his twin brother Raymond, Karhu was the son of painters Arne and Anna Karhu.
Karhu grew up in Duluth, before moving to Worthington, Minnesota with his family in 1944 where he finished his schooling. Clifton Karhu, who was of Finnish descent, was born in Duluth, Minnesota, USA, in 1927. Between 1946-48 he was stationed in Sasebo, an American Navy base in Japan. From 1950-1952 he studied and graduated at the Minneapolis School of Art. Clifton Karhu was born in Duluth, Minnesota on November 23, 1927. Karhu began drawing at a young age, taking cues from his parents who were painters. In 1946, Karhu joined the American Navy and was stationed in Sasebo, an American Navy base near the cities of Nagasaki and Fukuoka, Japan. Clifton KARHUBorn: 1927, in Duluth, Minnesota and died March 24, 2007 in KyotoMedium: WoodblockClifton Karhu first went to Japan with the US Army after WW II. He then studied at the Minnesota Art School from 1950-1952 before returning to Japan as a missionary in 1952. Several years later he began doing artwork again -- both paintings and watercolors. Clifton W Karhu's bio. Born 1927 and died 2007. Memorialize Clifton's life with photos and stories about him and the Karhu family history and genealogy.. Clifton W Karhu was born on November 23, 1927. He died on March 24, 2007 at age 79.
Updated: November 8, 2011 . Clifton W. Clifton Karhu