Yasuo Kuniyoshi  (American/Japanese, 1893-1953) 


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Yasuo Kuniyoshi Biography
1893   Born in Okayama, Japan
1906   Moved to the United States
1916 - 1920   Studied under Kenneth Hayes Miller at the Art Students League, New York, NY
1933   Began teaching at the Art Students League of New York in New York, NY and in Woodstock, NY
1935   Recipient, Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship
1953   Died in New York, NY
Selected Exhibitions
2009 - 2010   Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Zabriskie Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1996   The Shores of A Dream: Yasuo Kuniyoshi's Early Work in America, Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, TX (solo)
1986   Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Whitney Museum of Art at Philip Morris, New York, NY (solo)
1975   Yasuo Kuniyoshi 1889 - 1953: A Retrospective Exhibition, University of Texas, Austin, TX (solo)
1955   Circus Themes by Yasuo Kuniyoshi, The Downtown Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1954   Kuniyoshi Memorial Exhibition, National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan (solo)
1952   Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
1948   Yasuo Kuniyoshi Retrospective, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY (solo)
1946   Advancing American Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
1940   American Painting, Golden Gate International Exhibition, San Francisco, CA
1929   Nineteen Living Americans, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
1922   Exhibition of Paintings and Sculptures by Japanese Artists Society of New York City, The Civic Club, New York, NY
Selected Public Collections
  Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
  Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX
  Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
  Yasuo Kuniyoshi Museum, Okayama, Japan
  Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
  Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC
  Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
  The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC
  Brooklyn Museum, New York, NY
  Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
  Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
  National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan
  Portland Museum of Art, Portland, ME