Michael Kenna was born 1953 in Widnes, Lancashire, England, and currently lives in Seattle, USA. His passion for the arts led him to the Banbury School of Art where he studied painting and then photography. Later he attended The London College of Printing and began working as a Photographer and artist. His work is exhibited internationally and widely acclaimed, and he is the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including the Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters from the Ministry of Culture, France. A major retrospective of Kenna’s work was presented at the Bibliotheque Nationale de France, Paris, France in 2009. Michael Kenna’s prints have been shown in numerous exhibitons throughout the world with permanent collections in museums such as the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, SF MOMA, San Fransisco, National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, Moscow.