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A painter who dances or a dancer who paints; these two
reasons for being have been with Setsuko Lazare from her early
beginnings in Japan. Since coming to Canada in 1972, they
have blossomed and matured into an impressive body of work
that has commanded respect.
Avidly collected in Canada, Japan and the United States, her
fresh, painterly style, sense of colour and first-hand knowledge
of her subject has received acclaim and many awards. Her skill
in drawing and painting the figure has resulted in many portrait
commissions and sensitive works of people in interiors.
Moving from the painting studio to the dance floor as well as
involvement in creating compositions and choreography is a
strenuous routine which she juggles with amazing stamina and
skill. She is not one to doubt herself and her work is fresh and
strong, extolling the beauty of life and motion in a direct way.
In an interview a few years ago she said, "My uncle was an artist and I was fascinated as a child by his studio
and materials. My mother loved art, the theatre and singing and dancing. I danced and painted as a child and
have studied them both all my life. I found a solution by integrating them. To express movement through a still
medium is a challenge I always enjoy."
Since 1994, she has been exhibiting in the American Artist Professional League Grand National Exhibitions.
She has received prestigious awards from that association, the Dick Blick Award in 1996 the New Jersey
AAPL Chapter Award in 1999, the Leila Garsin Sawyer Award in 2000 and the AAPL Medal of Honor plus in