Born in Utah
Painter New York, N.Y. and Los Angeles, CA
Kanemitsu lived in Japan until he was eighteen. In 1940 he returned to the United States, joining the Army in 1941. After the war, he studied with Fernand Leger in Paris; with Kuniyoshi, Sternberg, and others at the Art Student's League in New York; and with sculptor Karl Metzler in Baltimore. A highly recognized second generation Abstract Expressionist in New York, Kanemitsu came to Los Angeles on a Ford Foundation Fellowship in 1961, and settled there permanently.
Nelson Fine Art Center, Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe , AZ
The University of Arizona Museum of Fine Art, Tucson, AZ
Tate Gallery, London UK
Wakefield Art Museum, Wakefield UK
Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany