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Yasuo Kuniyoshi

Full name: Yasuo Kuniyoshi
Gender: Male
Born: September 1, 1890 in Okayama, Okayama, Japan
Died: May 14, 1953 in New York, New York, United States
Country: USA United States
Sport: Art Competitions


Japanese-born American painter Yasuo Kuniyoshi was also a photographer and printmaker. He immigrated to the US in 1906, after serving his compulsory military service, and started to study painting at the Los Angeles School of Art and Design. In 1910 Kuniyoshi moved to the National Academy of Design and the Art Students League in New York. His early drawings and paintings often used plants and animals as subjects.

In 1935 Kuniyoshi became one of the founding members of the American Artists Congress, and served as the first president of the Artists Equity from 1947-51. With the beginning of World War II, Kuniyoshi developed a deep social and political consciousness. He was branded an "enemy alien" by the US government in the aftermath of Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor, and created his own pictorial symbols, rooted in Japanese pictorial tradition, to express his beliefs.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1932 Summer 41 Los Angeles Art Competitions Mixed Painting, Unknown Event United States USA AC

Mixed Painting, Unknown Event

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank Title
1932 Summer 41 Los Angeles Art Competitions United States Final Standings AC Golfer - Self Portrait
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