Born on March 12, 1900 in Wakayama, Japan, Yuzuru Sugimoto sailed to
California in 1919 and settled in Hanford. He studied at UC
Berkeley, the California School of Fine Art, California College of Arts
and Crafts, and from 1929-31 at Académie Colarossi in Paris.
He lived in Hanford until interned with other Japanese during
WWII. After the war he settled in New York City where he remained
until his demise on May 8, 1990.
San Francisco Art Association,1929-36 (awards)
Salon d'Automne (Paris), 1931
California Palace of the Legion of Honor 1933 (solo)
Oakland Art Gallery, 1934
Calif.-Pacific Int'l Expo, 1935
San Francisco Museum of Art, 1935
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"Who's Who in American Art
1936-70; Social Security Death Index (1940-2002).Nearly 20,000 biographies can be found in Artists in California 1786-1940 by Edan Hughes and is available for sale ($150). For a full book description and order information please click here
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