Clifton Karhu (1927 – 2007)
He was known as the "Blue-Eyed Japanese." Karhu was born a twin in Worthington, Minnesota to parents who were both painters. He decided at the age of 12 that he wanted to become an artist, and lived most of his life in Kyoto. His work often portrays Japanese temples and shrines, gardens, doorways, inns and geisha houses. He is known for his calendars based on the Chinese zodiac.