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Asian American Art, Free Poster
Although the artists in the Asian American classification distinguish themselves as Korean American or Chinese American and so forth, non-Asian Americans still tend to solely identify these artists as Asian-American artists. There is a strong desire by these artists to be identified by their own source heritage country. i.e. Korean artist instead of Asian American artist.
Considering Asian American art has been mainly ignored in the past, it is nevertheless a stride forward for there to be recognition of the term American Asian art throughout America. Museums and exhibitions on Asian American art are on the rise. Recognition for these artists is the highest it has ever been.
EXCERPT ~ Chiura Obata 1885-1975 (BULLET POINTS)
- immigrated to California in 1903, at age 17.
- successful career as a painter, following a 1927 series of watercolors he painted after a trip to the Sierra Nevadas and Yosemite.
- His Zen philosophy showed in these works, that is the monumental aspect to nature which dwarfs whatever is going on with humans.
- faculty member in the Art Department at the University of California, Berkeley, from 1932 to 1954
- during World War II, he spent over a year in internment camps in Topaz, Utah.
- Obata founded and became Director of The Topaz Art School there.
- It had 16 artist/instructors who taught 23 subjects to over 600 students.
- After his retirement, he continued to paint. He led group tours to Japan to see gardens and art.
EXCERPT ~ Yasuo Kuniyoshi 1889-1953 (BULLET POINTS)
- painter of still lifes, landscapes and women.
- best known for portraits with women in the 1930s in a languid pose.
- frequent changes in his art: methods and subject matter during the decades.
- changed to painting women from life around 1928 instead of from memory
- never completely abandoned painting the figure from memory, which is an Eastern tradition.
- instead he made complete studies of model in early weeks and then didn’t need her from that point forward.
- ultimately settled in Woodstock, New York, which became popular with other Asian American artists because of summer arts offered there.
- first president of Artists Equity; co-founder of the American Artists Congress