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Shiro Ikegawa papers, [circa 1950-1998]

Ikegawa, Shiro, 1933-

Painter, Graphic designer


Collection Information

Size: 5.3 Linear feet

Summary: Letters and postcards; printed material, including exhibition catalogs and announcements, newspaper and magazine articles, and magazines; photographs and slides, both personal and of art work; teaching material; medical records; awards and recommendations; and original art work.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter, graphic artist, performance artist, and art instructor based in Altadena, California, Shiro Ikegawa (1933-2009) was born in Tokyo, Japan, and studied at the Tokyo University of Arts. He received his MFA from the Otis Art Institute, Los Angeles, in 1961 and has taught at several Southern California institutions including California State University at Los Angeles (1967-1976) and Otis Art Institute (1979-1985). Represented in a vast number of solo and national and international competitive group exhibitions since 1961, he has also received many commissions, one to execute a thirty-two foot etching, Tale of Genji for the Los Angeles Times in 1973.


Donated 2002 by Shiro Ikegawa.

Language Note

Some of the letters and postcards: in Japanese.

How to Use This Collection

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Shiro Ikegawa papers, [circa 1950-1998]. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.