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Roger Shimomura papers, 1965-1990

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Creator:
Shimomura, Roger, 1939-
Subject:
Chin, Frank
Day, Akiko
Hughes, Jonathan R. T.
Miller, Wayne
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
2.6 linear ft.
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Summary:
The papers of painter, printmaker, performance artist, and teacher Roger Shimomura measure 2.6 linear feet and date from 1965 to 1990. Found within the papers are biographical materials, correspondence, writings, notes, printed material, one scrapbook, and photographs.
Biographical materials include a photograph of Shimomura and a resume. The bulk of the papers consist of correspondence files about exhibitions, grants, performances, lectures, and the Japanese-American redress movement. Correspondence is with friends, colleagues, galleries, and with universities and colleges. Correspondents include Frank Chin, Akiko Day, Jonathan R. T. Hughes, and Wayne Miller. Writings and notes include Shimomura's artist's statement, scripts to four plays, and one folder of miscellaneous notes. The papers also include clippings, exhibition announcements, catalogs and miscellaneous printed material. A scrapbook contains clippings of articles that document Shimomura's career. Photographs are of artwork by other artists.
Citation:
Roger Shimomura papers, 1965-1990. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Biography Note:
Roger Shimomura (1939- ) is a painter, printmaker, and performance artist in Lawrence, Kan. Shimomura was born in Seattle, Wash., a third generation Japanese American (Sansei). Received a B.A. in Graphic Design from the University of Washington, 1961, and M.F.A. in painting from Syracuse University, 1969. Served as an officer in the United States Army, 1962-1965. Since 1969, a member of the faculty of the University of Kansas Department of Art. Shimomura was active in the Japanese American redress movement in the 1970s. His work since the 1970s has combined American popular imagery with the Japanese ukiyo-e tradtion.
Provenance:
Donated 1990 by Roger Shimomura. Collected as part of the Archives of American Art's Northwest Asian-American project in Seattle.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Art
Asian American artists
Japanese American painting
Japanese Americans
Japanese Americans
Painters
Painting, Modern
Performance art
Performance artists
Photographs
Printmakers
Scrapbooks
Scripts (documents)
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10269
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213417
AAA_collcode_shimroge
Theme:
Asian American
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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