(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.
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
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.