Size: Master: 12 videocassettes (Beta) (circa 20 min. each): sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Duplicate: 4 videocassettes (U-Matic) (3 sets, 12 total videocassettes) sd., col. ; 3/4 in.
Format: Originally recorded on 12 videocassettes. Duration is 4 hr.
Summary: An interview of George Tsutakawa conducted 1987 June 26-27, by his daughter Mayumi Tsutakawa, for the Archives of American Art at Tsutakawa's home and studio in Seattle, Washington and at three of his fountain sculpture sites.
He discusses his youth and early education in Japan, demonstrates Sumi painting, and describes early Seattle art communities and University of Washington classes. He recalls his WWII experiences and his friendship with Mark Tobey and others, and explains the origins and evolution of fountain sculpture. Paul J. Karlstrom of the Archives of American Art introduces and concludes the interview.