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Masami Teraoka papers, 1966-2017

Teraoka, Masami, 1936-

Painter, Printmaker

Collection Information

Size: 6.3 Linear feet

Summary: The papers of painter Masami Teraoka measure 6.3 linear feet and date from 1966 to 2017. The collection includes biographical material, correspondence, writings, personal business records, project and exhibition files, printed material, and photographic material. Much of the collection documents Teraoka's association with Catherine Clark Gallery.

Biographical/Historical Note

Masami Teraoka (1936- ) is a Japanese American, Hawaii-based painter known for his paintings created in the style of traditional Japanese Ukiyo-e prints. Teraoka studied aesthetics from 1954 to 1959 at Kwansei Gakuin University in Kobe, Japan. In 1961 he moved to the United States where he attended Otis Art Institute (now Otis College of Art and Design) in Los Angeles from 1964 to 1968, earning both a Bachelors of Fine Art and a Masters of Fine Art. He has exhibited widely, including at the Oakland Museum, the Indiana Museum of Art, the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, the Yale University Art Gallery, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Queensland Art Gallery, and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution. Masami Teraoka lives and works in Hawaii.


The Masami Teraoka papers were donated to the Archives of American Art by Masami Teraoka in 2018.

Language Note

This collection includes materials in English and Japanese.


Funding for the processing of this collection was provided by Gerald and Bente Buck.