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Oral history interview with George Tsutakawa [videorecording], 1987 June 26-27

Interviewee:
Tsutakawa, George, 1910-1997
Interviewer:
Tsutakawa, Mayumi
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
12 videocassettes (Beta) (circa 20 min. each): sd., col. : 1/2 in.
General Note:
Originally recorded on 12 videocassettes. Duration is 4 hr.
Access Note / Rights:
Use requires an appointment.
Summary:
An interview of George Tsutakawa conducted by his daughter Mayumi Tsutakawa for the Archives of American Art, filmed in Tsutakawa's home and studio in Seattle, Washington and at three of his fountain sculpture sites.
He discusses his youth and early education in Japan, demonstrates Sumi painting, and describes early Seattle art communities and University of Washington classes. He recalls his WWII experiences and his friendship with Mark Tobey and others, and explains the origins and evolution of fountain sculpture. Paul J. Karlstrom of the Archives of American Art introduces and concludes the interview.
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with George Tsutakawa [videorecording], 1987 June 26-27. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Use Note:
Authorization to publish, quote or reproduce must be obtained from: Archives of American Art.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and administrators. Funding for this interview was provided by a grant from Warner Communications. This interview was followed up in 1988 by documenting Tsutakawa's return to Fukuyama, Japan to dedicate a major work for the city's new museum of contemporary art (cataloged separately under George Tsutakawa in Japan video project), and used in the documentary "George Tsutakawa: An Artists' Pilgrimage" c1990 by the Archives of American Art (cataloged separately).
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Asian American artists
Interviews
Japanese American sculptors
Japanese Americans
Sculptors
Sculpture, Modern
Video recordings
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11658
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216534
AAA_collcode_tsutak87
Theme:
Asian American
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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