Tetsuo Ochikubo (1923–1975), also known as Bob Ochikubo, was a Japanese-American painter and printmaker who was born in Waipahu, Hawaii, Honolulu county, Hawaii. He served in the United States Army as an infantryman in Europe during World War II. After being discharged from the Army, he studied painting and design at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and at the Art Students League of New York. He worked at Tamarind Institute in the 1960s and is best known for his entirely abstract paintings and lithographs. Along with Satoru Abe, Bumpei Akaji, Edmund Chung, Jerry T. Okimoto, James Park, and Tadashi Sato, Tetsuo Ochikubo was a member of the Metcalf Chateau, a group of seven Asian-American artists with ties to Honolulu. Ochikubo died in Hilo, Hawaii in 1975.
The Albright-Knox Art Gallery (Buffalo, New York), the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, the Hawaii State Art Museum, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (Washington, D. C.), and the Honolulu Museum of Art are among the public collections holding works by Tetsuo Ochikubo.
- Schmeckebier, Laurence Eli, Tetsuo Ochikubo, paintings, drawings, lithographs, Syracuse, N.Y., School of Art, Syracuse University, 1964.
- Yoshihara, Lisa A., Collective Visions, 1967-1997, An Exhibition Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, Art in Public Places Program, Presented at the Honolulu Academy of Arts, September 3-October 12, 1997, Honolulu, State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, 1997, p. 55.
- Matsumoto, Lacy, “Hawaii artist honors late friend with exhibition - Satoru Abe to show his work alongside pieces by Jerry Okimoto at Nu'uanu Gallery”, Honolulu Advertiser, July 28, 2008, D1