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Satoru Abe, an elected Living Treasure of Hawaii, has painted and sculpted full-time for more than 56 years. His work is shown extensively both nationally and internationally, including at the Museum of Modern Art, The Whitney Museum and The Contemporary Museum in Honolulu, where in 1998 he held a 50-year retrospective show. His pieces are found in collections worldwide. After graduating from McKinley High School in 1945 Abe studied painting at the California School for Fine Arts and the Art Students League in New York. He returned to Hawaii in 1950 and worked with artists Isami Doi and Bumpei Akaji. He later returned to live in New York in 1956 and was affiliated with the Sculpture Center, where he held three solo shows. He spent 15 years in New York and during that time he also received a Simon Guggenheim Grant. He moved back home to Hawaii in 1970 and continues to work in painting and sculpture.