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Hisako Kobayashi

Hisako Kobayashi has been showing her art for the past 30 years on four continents. She grew up and was educated in Tokyo before moving to New York City to earn a Masters of Fine Arts from the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York.  As an abstract painter, she creates art that combines the diverse influences of a person who still feels a strong affinity for her native Japan, but who also received rigorous artistic training in the U.S. and who has lived in that country for most of her adult life. Hisako exhibits regularly at the Georges Berges Gallery in ​Manhattan, and recently one of her large works was bought by Christopher Rothko, son of famed 20th century painter Mark Rothko, who is actively involved in managing the Rothko legacy​. ​Hisako was thrilled by  this recognition, since Mark Rothko is ​ ​a painter who has helped inspire her own work.​
She has two grown children and lives in an artist​'s​ loft in downtown Manhatt​a​n with her husband, Barron’s Economic​s​ Editor Gene Epstein​, a participant at FreedomFest ​ in ​this ​and  previous years​.