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School of Design in Chicago : refugees east and west / Beatrice Takeuchi, undated

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Takeuchi, Beatrice, 1921-  Search this
Moholy-Nagy, László  Search this
Waldheim, Jack  Search this
Leckie, Hubert W.  Search this
Richard, Edgar  Search this
Giedion, S. (Sigfried)  Search this
Hayakawa, S. I.  Search this
Keck, George Fred  Search this
Aaron, David  Search this
Filipowski, Richard  Search this
Kepes, Gyorgy  Search this
Chicago School of Design  Search this
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
54 Pages
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.
Beatrice Takeuchi memoir, 1998. Takeuchi begins with her recollections of the bombing of Pearl Harbor and her stay in a War Relocation camp and describes in detail her impressions of the faculty, staff, and students at School of Design in Chicago. Most notable recollections involve instructors Lazlo Moholy-Nagy, Jack Waldheim, George Fred Keck, Hubert Leckie, S.I. Hayakawa, and others. The memoir concludes with a summation of her career in the arts.
School of Design in Chicago : refugees east and west / Beatrice Takeuchi, undated. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Biography Note:
Beatrice Takeuchi (1921-2020) was a Japanese American educator based in Chicago, Illinois and Washington, D.C. Takeuchi was born in Seattle, Washington. After the bombing of Pearl Harber, she was sent to a War Relocation Center, Pallyup, Washington and Minidoka, Idaho in August 1942. In October of 1942 she was allowed to leave to pursue studies in industrial design and architecture at the Chicago School of Design (fd. 1937 as New Bauhaus). From 1945-54 she taught foundation and visual design and held various positions in architecture and design studios in Washington, D.C., moving to NYC in 1954 and working as a free lance architect until 1968. She lived and worked in Chicago from 1968-1993, when she retired to Michigan.
Language Note:
English .
Donated 1998 by Beatrice Takeuchi.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
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Asian American architects  Search this
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Japanese Americans -- Forced removal and internment -- 1942-1945 -- Diaries  Search this
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Record number:
Asian American
Chicago's Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource
Art instruction and services
Data Source:
Archives of American Art