Noboru Sawai BA, MFA, ASA, PDCC, LAPS (1931 – 2016)

An important Canadian printmaker, draftsman, and educator, Professor Noboru Sawai was born in Takamatsu, Japan and died in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada where he had maintained a studio and a home since 1981. He taught printmaking and drawing at the University of Calgary, Alberta and was a visiting lecturer and teacher at dozens of other universities, colleges and venues in locations as diverse as the Canadian Arctic and Israel. He influenced students at the highest levels of academic study as well as aboriginal professionals in the earliest stages of developing a societal changing printmaking industry.