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Chuzo Tamotzu papers, 1920-1982

Tamotsu, Chūzō, 1888-1975


Collection Information

Size: 12 Microfilm reels

Summary: Correspondence; biographical data; list of works of art; photographs; sketchbook; annotated books; financial material; a diary; sketches; prints; and printed material.
REEL SW 6: Correspondence, including 2 letters from Philip Evergood; biographical data; photographs; list of paintings sold; sketches; prints; catalogs; and clippings.
REELS 3031-3041: Biographical information; a list of works of art; correspondence, 1930-1975; photographs of Tamotzu, his family, friends and works of art; a sketchbook, 1945-1946; annotated books; files on his trips to Japan and his work about Hiroshima, New Mexico and its artists' community, galleries, museums, art associations, collectors and artists Philip Evergood, Louis Ribak, Olive Rush, Eugenie Shonnard, John Sloan and others; financial material; exhibition announcements and catalogs; clippings; printed material; and a diary kept by Tamotzu's wife Louise Kates Tamotzu.

Biographical/Historical Note

Chuzo Tamotzu (1888-1975) was a Japanese American painter based in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Tamotzu was born in Japan and came to the United States in 1920. He moved to Santa Fe in 1948.


Reels 3031-3041: Microfilmed as part of the Archives of American Art's Texas project. Material on reel SW 6 lent for microfilming 1970 by Chuzo Tamotzu and material on reels 3031-3041 lent for microfilming 1983 by Louise Kates Tamotzu, widow of Tamotzu. All material subequently donated to the University of New Mexico, Center for Southwest research.

Language Note

English .

Location of Originals

  • Originals located at the University of New Mexico, Center for Southwest Research, Albuquerque, N.M.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reel SW 6 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

35mm microfilm reels 3031-3041 available for use through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.

How to Cite This Collection

Chuzo Tamotzu papers, 1920-1982. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.