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Nanao, Kenjirō, 1929-2013  Search this
Nanao, Gail Chadell  Search this
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
10.9 Linear feet; 0.706 Gigabytes
The collection is arranged in 7 series: Series 1: Biographical Material, circa 1960-circa 2017 (0.4 Linear Feet, 0.706 GB; Box 1, ER01) Series 2: Correspondence, circa 1961-2013 (4.6 Linear Feet; Boxes 1-5, 12, OV 13) Series 3: Journals, circa 1947-2013 (3.8 Linear Feet; Boxes 5-9, 12) Series 4: Professional Files, circa 1967-2011 (0.8 Linear Feet; Boxes 9-10, OV 14) Series 5: Printed Material, circa 1885-1887, circa 1968-2013 (0.6 Linear Feet; Box 10, OV 14) Series 6: Photographic Material, circa 1960-2011 (0.1 Linear Feet; Box 10) Series 7: Artwork, circa 1964-2013 (0.6 Linear Feet; Boxes 10-12)
Access Note / Rights:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
Researchers interested in accessing born-digital records or audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact Reference Services for more information.
The papers of California-based painter and educator Kenjilo Nanao measure 10.9 linear feet and date from circa 1885-1887 and circa 1949-2017, with the bulk of the papers dating from 1970 to 2000. The papers document Nanao's career through biographical material; correspondence with friends, family, artists, universities, and museums; journals; professional files such as teaching files, gallery records and financial records; printed materials, photographs, sketchbooks and drawings.
Kenjilo Nanao papers, circa 1885-2017, bulk 1970-2000. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
The bulk of this collection was digitized in 2022 and is available on the Archives of American Art website.
Funding for the processing and digitization of this collection was provided by the Roy Lichtenstein Foundation and the Alice L. Walton Foundation.
Use Note:
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Biography Note:
Kenjilo Nanao (1929-2013) was a painter and printmaker in San Francisco, California.
Language Note:
The collection is in English and Japanese.
The Kenjilo Nanao papers were donated to the Archives of American Art in 2016 and 2018 by Gail Nanao, Kenjilo Nanao's widow.
Digitization Note:
This site provides access to the papers of Kenjilo Nanao in the Archives of American Art that were digitized in 2022, and total 19,951 images.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Japanese American artists  Search this
Asian American artists  Search this
Asian American painters  Search this
Asian American printmakers  Search this
Asian American educators  Search this
Asian American  Search this
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
Asian American
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art