Hisao Ihara is a Japanese multi-media artist. Ihara was born in Tokyo and grew up with two brothers and three sisters. He holds a M.F.A. in digital art from New York State University. As a professional artist, he has experience showing his artwork as well as giving lectures and workshops in America and internationally. He returned to Japan in 2013 and was the principal of a preschool in Hokkaido for three years. He is currently the director of the Association of International Early Childhood Education, which provides workshops and seminars on early childhood education to teachers and parents. He is also the Japanese representative for the World Forum Foundation, an organization that promotes the ongoing global exchange of ideas on quality services for young children. His passion is to combine his art background with his interests in early childhood education.
Hisao Ihara worked in the Putnam studio.
The Graphics Studio, converted to its present use in 1972–1974 through a grant from the Putnam Foundation, originally served the property as both a power house and pump house. Well water was pumped from a large cistern to Hillcrest, the Foreman’s Cottage, and the lower buildings closer to Union Street. Inside the building, an engine powered…