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HIROSHI TAGAMI / 1928-2014


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Artist donated much of his work to benefit isle charities

By Steven Mark

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jun 18, 2014

~~<p>Hiroshi Tagami, an artist and amateur horticulturist who with partner Michael Powell developed a uniquely charitable business model, died Friday. He was 85.</p>
<p>Tagami captured the energy of the islands with a variety of vibrant, lively paintings, all created in heavy oil paint applied by a pallet knife. &quot;It's almost like sculpting with paint,&quot; said Powell, who learned the technique from Tagami. &quot;He could paint everything &mdash; portraits, abstracts, impressionistic things, landscapes. He could do everything. It was amazing.&quot;</p>
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Hiroshi Tagami, an artist and amateur horticulturist who with partner Michael Powell developed a uniquely charitable business model, died Friday. He was 85.

Tagami captured the energy of the islands with a variety of vibrant, lively paintings, all created in heavy oil paint applied by a pallet knife. "It's almost like sculpting with paint," said Powell, who learned the technique from Tagami. "He could paint everything — portraits, abstracts, impressionistic things, landscapes. He could do everything. It was amazing." Login for more...



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