This modernist oil painting is a tribute to motorcycle legend Soichiro Honda, titled “Soichiro,” and was done by contemporary New Hampshire artist Christopher Myott (1982-). Soichiro Honda (1906 – 1991), was the founder and president of the Honda Motor Company, and got his start at his father's bicycle repair shop. In 2005, Chris Myott received a BS in studio arts at Chester College, located near Manchester, NH, and he spent two years living and working in Boston. After an apprenticeship at Boston's Institute of Contemporary art (ICA), Myott returned in 2007 to New Hampshire where he currently works as a furniture maker and artist in the Monadnock region, as well as pursuing his passion of rebuilding vintage motorcycles. Oil, graphite, & wax on panel, signed lower right, titled “Soichiro” on lower front, and housed in simple molded wooden frame. Dimensions: 30" h x 20" w , actual; 31 3/8" h x 21 3/8" w , framed.
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