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A Finding Aid to the Yasuo Kuniyoshi papers, 1906-2013 | Digitized Collection

Yasuo Kuniyoshi papers, 1906-2013

Kuniyoshi, Yasuo, 1893-1953

Art teacher, Painter, Photographer, Lithographer

The papers of Yasuo Kuniyoshi were partially digitized in 2005 by the Archives of American Art. The digitized portion totals 1,852 images.

Funding for the processing and digitization of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.

Collection Information

Size: 11.8 linear feet

Summary: The papers of artist Yasuo Kuniyoshi measure 11.8 linear feet and date from 1906-2013. The collection documents his career as a painter, graphic artist, and photographer, as well as his involvement in political, social, and art organizations, especially during World War II. Included are biographical material; correspondence; writings by Kuniyoshi and others; subject files primarily on his participation in various organizations and business dealings with American and Japanese galleries, museums, and dealers; exhibition catalogs and other printed material; photographs of Kuniyoshi and others; and artwork; exhibition and artwork records; and four scrapbooks. The collection also contains materials on Kuniyoshi's career and artwork obtained after his death by his widow Sara Mazo Kuniyoshi.

Biographical/Historical Note

Yasuo Kuniyoshi (1889-1953) was a Japanese-American painter, printmaker and photographer from New York, New York. Year of birth cited as 1889, 1890, or 1893.

Provenance

The collection was donated in installments, from 1969 to 1995, by Sara Mazo Kuniyoshi, Yasuo Kuniyoshi's widow. Additional papers were donated in 2014 by Stephen Diamond, Sara Mazo Kuniyoshi's nephew.

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Funding

Funding for the processing and digitization of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.