Takahiko Mikami Midcentury Serving Tray
Takahiko Mikami (1916-1988) was a Japanese artist who was born in Tokyo and graduated from Meiji University. He started sumi-e brush painting when he was nine years old.
After World War II he moved to the US to study at the National Academy School of Fine Arts in New York City. He was keen to introduce Japanese art and culture to the United States and devoted much of his life to furthering cultural exchanges between Japan and the US. In the 1950s he founded and directed the Japan Art Center in San Francisco, a kind of headquarters for cultural interchange.