The Artistic Journey of Yasuo Kuniyoshi

Smithsonian American Art Museum

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The Artistic Journey of Yasuo Kuniyoshi by Tom Wolf / ISBN 9781907804632 / Discounted copies but attractive and like new / 176-page hardcover, illustrated throughout / 10.3 x 11.2 inches 


The Artistic Journey of Yasuo Kuniyoshi is a long-overdue study of this complex artist's career. Born in Japan, Yasuo Kuniyoshi (1889–1953) arrived in the United States as a teenager and studied art in New York. Although thoroughly integrated into American life, immigration laws prevented him from becoming an American citizen. The early success he achieved with his distinctive modern figural works developed into a compelling and powerful late style.

This new survey, the first full retrospective of his works since the Whitney Show of 1948, features seventy of Kuniyoshi's best paintings and drawings, chosen from leading public and private collections in America and Japan.

Tom Wolf is professor of art history, Bard College, New York, and the leading Kuniyoshi scholar.

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