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Yasuo Kuniyoshi papers, 1906-2016, bulk 1920-1990

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Series 3: Writings and Lectures , 1939-2003
0.5 Linear feet
Box 2

Writings include Kuniyoshi's writings and speeches about other artists, art and the art profession, lithography, and World War II. Also found are statements on his own work and extensive notes for his autobiography. There are sound recordings of lectures by Kuniyoshi at the Boston Museum School and Skowhegan School of Painting. Writings by others about Kuniyoshi include essays by Tom Wolf, Elsie McIlroy, John Baur, and Lloyd Goodrich. There is a sound recording of a lecture about Yasuo Kuniyoshi by an unidentified man. Additionally there are many notes on Kuniyoshi and his artwork written by Sara Mazo Kuniyoshi.
Writings and lectures by Yasuo Kuniyoshi are grouped together in alphabetical order, followed by writings and lectures by other people about Kuniyoshi.
The bulk of this series has been digitized. Materials which have not been digitized include blank pages and duplicates. The student thesis on Kuniyoshi by Midori Yoshimoto has only had its title page and an accompanying letter digitized.
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"American Art", circa 1940
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36
"The American Artist in the World Today", 1952
2
37
"Approach to Art", 1952
2
38
Artist Statements, 1944-1950
2
39
Autobiography Notes, 1944
2
40
Autobiography Preliminary Notes, 1944
2
41
Boston Museum School Lecture, 1950 March 21
1 Sound tape reel
2
42
"Civilization Besieged: The Artist's Role in War", circa 1942
2
43
"Creative Process", circa 1940-circa 1950
2
44
"Drawings", 1946
2
45
"East to West", 1940
2
46
"Lithography", circa 1946
2
47
"Looking Back and Forward", 1951
2
48
"Notes on Casein Painting", 1945
2
49
Reviews of Other Artists' Work, 1942, 1952
2
50
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture Lecture and Transcript, 1951
1 Sound tape reel
Part 1 of 2 reels
2
51
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture Lecture, 1951
1 Sound tape reel
Part 2 of 2 reels
1 Sound cassette
Duplicate
2
52
"Universality in Art", 1943
2
53
Untitled Essay on Art and Zen, circa 1940-circa 1950
2
54
Untitled Essays on Art, circa 1950
2
55
Untitled Speeches on Artists, War and Propaganda, circa 1943-1944
2
56
Miscellaneous Writings by Kuniyoshi, circa 1940s
2
57
Writings by Others
Asahi Gallery Essay on Yasuo Kuniyoshi, circa 1971
2
58
"Kuniyoshi's America and the War Against Japan" by Gene Thornton, circa 1970-circa 1980
2
59
Lecture on Yasuo Kuniyoshi by Unidentified Man, circa 1998
1 Sound cassette
possibly a lecture by Yoshioka Ozawa
2
60
Notes by Sara Mazo Kuniyoshi, circa 1950-2000
2
61
Writings by Tom Wolf, circa 1990-circa 2003
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62
"Yasuo Kuniyoshi" by John I. H. Baur, circa 1950
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63
"Yasuo Kuniyoshi" by Julian E. Levi, 1939
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64
"Yasuo Kuniyoshi" by Lloyd Goodrich, circa 1953
2
65
"Yasuo Kuniyoshi, A Japanese-American Artist and the Second World War," Thesis by Midori Yoshimoto, 1996
2
66
"Yasuo Kuniyoshi - The Fist and the Shadow of the Fist" by Elsie McIlroy, circa 1946-circa 1949
2
67

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