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Michael K. Yamaoka

Born: 1940

Hometown: Tokyo

Based in: New York, USA

Michael K. Yamaoka was born in Japan in 1940 and educated at The Art Center College of Design in California. Michael K. Yamaoka honed his eye as an award-winning advertising and editorial photographer of the Fortune 500 before devoting himself to fine art. Traveling worldwide, he seeks majesty and beauty in both nature and man’s creations, often incorporating a Goddess figure in a modern interpretation of mythology. In addition to exhibitions in Germany, Japan, the United States and Great Britain, he was honored in 2017 with a solo exhibition at the United Nations in New York. His work is included in corporate and private collections worldwide, including the personal collection of I.M. Pei. He is presently a member of the prestigious Salmagundi Club in NY, where he has been honored with numerous awards for photography.


Collections Featuring Michael K. Yamaoka

3 Collections

Surrealist Photography

22 Artists, 34 Products

Last updated: January 10, 2023

Artworks that Capture the Perfect Summer Vibe

Artworks that Capture the Perfect Summer Vibe

53 Artists, 53 Products

Last updated: August 15, 2022

Photography by Japanese Artists

Photography by Japanese Artists

13 Artists, 64 Products

Last updated: October 4, 2021