Mrs Portrait by T.Kajiwarasergio saviori
I bought a large oil painting of Mrs Rassier in St Louis December 2010 and now I've it in my home in Milano Italy... It's lovable, a sweet but decisive woman between thirty and forty, in a live red robe... at the back a brilliant green tapestry...
Takuma KajiwaraCarolyn Morris
Takuma Kajiwara painted large oil paintings of my father, Carroll P. Poland, my mother, Edna D. Poland, and myself, Marhta Carolyn Poland. Mine was the last one he did. I was six at the time so that would have made it around 1939. I remember going to a hotel to "sit" for him - maybe the Coronodo Hotel in St. Louis. As an aside, I went to Mary Institute with Joy Waltke, the daughter of Mrs. Waltke mentioned in Laraine Yates notes.
I KNEW TAKUMA KAJIWARAJames von Brunn
C. 1950 I attended art school in a building located at Fifth Ave & 57th St., NYC. Takuma and his Caucasian wife lived in a spacious atelier there.They invited me for dinner on several occassions. Takuma's paintings used "negative values," evolving from his award winning photography. Takuma's paintings were impressionistic and beautifully composed. He was a fine man and very intelligent We discussed the great Samuri, and he demonstrated some of their ceremonies to me. He forgave me my youthful ignorance in fighting the Axis in WW2. His wife was charming. jvb
Takuma KajiwaraLaraine Yates
My Mother has a rather large oil painting signed T. Kajiwara. She was a Private Nurse for Marie Waltke who was married to Louis Waltke of Wm. Waltke Co., the maker of Lava Soap. Mrs. Waltke left my mother quite a few very nice items when she died. One is the oil painting done by Mr. Kajiwara. Mom told me Mrs. Waltke had a large picture of Mr. Waltke in her room that was also done by T. Kajiwara. That picture was buried with Mrs. Waltke. We are looking to possibly find the value of the oil painting and now after researching the internet I have found that he was a very famous Photographer. Any information would be appreciated. I can provide a picture of the painting.
Takuma KajiwaraJames Ford
I only recently discovered the exact identity of the photographer who made my mother's very beautuful portrait in his St. Louis studio in 1916. (I was born in 1924.)My mother was married at the time and was 28. but three years after the portrait was taken, she divorced her then husband, Edwin Rohde of St.Louis, and married my father, Harry Newton Ford, of Chicago. She lived to be almost 95. Her birth name was Anna Kate Hale.
Takuma KajiwaraJames R. Ford
Subject artist/photographer, made an impressive very beautiful photographic portrait of my mother in his St. Louis studio in 1916. Only today did I find the exact identity of Mr. Kajiwara, by telling a person how my mother pronounced his name about 65 years ago. Suddenly I became aware that what my mother told me about him having been very emminent in his profession was no understatement. It is very exciting to me. I am eighty years old. I have the original photograph and a copy made by a restorer.It was a sepia.