Richard Kirsten-Daiensai was a passionate, prolific artist. Known for his meditational art, he had many one-man shows in Seattle, and his art graces thousands of homes in private collections and numeroud corporate collections to list here. He has many paintings in the permanent collection of the Seattle Art Museum. He is in the permanent collections of: The Library of Congress, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art in N.Y., the DeYoung Memorial Museum in San Francisco, and many other museums here and in Japan. He founded Artist Equity Association in Seattle, one of the very first organizations in the country started to protect artists’ rights. He was a Life Member and past President of the Northwest Watercolor Society.