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Yasuo Kuniyoshi

 (1889 - 1953)
Yasuo Kuniyoshi was active/lived in New York, California / Japan.  Yasuo Kuniyoshi is known for modernist figure, genre, still life and landscape painting.

Yasuo Kuniyoshi

    koo-nee-YOE-shee  speaker-click to hear pronunciation  click to hear

A modernist painter, Yasuo Kuniyoshi, known as "Yas", combined in his figures, animals and still life elements of 19th-century folk art, Japanese motif, and modernist European and American art with a whimsical approach of his own.  His work had precise draftsmanship, symbolism, decorative imagery, and he took real-world themes and injected them with fantasy and a tone of moodiness.  Some of his work was decorative such as the Art-Deco motif wall paintings he did for the women's lounge in Radio City Music Hall in New York. 

He was a native of Japan, born in Okayama, and attended elementary and technical schools there, studying dyeing and weaving.  He came to the United States at age sixteen with his   ...  Displaying 750 of 8205 characters.

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About  Yasuo Kuniyoshi

Born:  1889 - Okayama, Japan
Died:   1953 - New York City
Known for:  modernist figure, genre, still life and landscape painting