Influential painter Kazuo Nakamura is widely known for being one of the co-founders of the Painters Eleven. His work was unique within the group for its precisely ordered structures and colours. Science, time and space were key subjects for him. Nakamura was the subject of numerous national and international exhibitions throughout his life. In 2004 he was the subject of the posthumous retrospective Kazuo Nakamura: A Human Measure at the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto. He was made a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts. He was born in Vancouver, British Columbia in 1926.