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Kuniyoshi, Yasuo(yäso͞o-ō` ko͝on'ēyō`shē), 1889?–1953, American painter, b. Okayama, Japan. He came to the United States in 1906 and studied art in Los Angeles and at the Art Students League in New York City. He visited Europe in 1925 and in 1928. Kuniyoshi's work has been described as Asian in spirit but Western in technique, with an inclination toward somber color. His paintings, drawings, and prints are rich in symbolism and fantasy. They are best seen in the galleries of New York City. Kuniyoshi was long a popular teacher at the Art Students League.
See monograph by A. Imaizumi and L. Goodrich (1954).
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Kuniyoshi, Yasuo(1893–1953) painter, graphic artist; born in Okayama, Japan. He emigrated to America (1906), studied at the Los Angeles School of Art and Design and at the Art Students League, New York, under Kenneth Hayes Miller (1916). He settled in New York, and his later work was marked by sinister fantasy, as seen in the well-known canvas, Juggler (1952).
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