James M. Seino
1885 - 1952
James Seino, born in Japan in 1885, graduated from the Imperial Academy of Art in Tokyo and studied art in Paris and New York. Stickley Brothers Furniture Co. brought Seino to the city in 1914 to head their furniture decoration department. While known for their plain style, Stickley introduced a line of furniture called "Quaint American" that was often painted and decorated in the Japanese style. Another line introduced later, "Adam Colonial," was also painted and decorated. Seino worked his entire career at Stickley Bros., from 1914-1938, when he retired. He died in 1952.