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Artist of the moment……Yasuo Kuniyoshi

Yasuo Kuniyoshi was born in Okayama, Japan in the year 1893. Kuniyoshi would eventually move to the United States and became renown for his lithographic work depicting the life and times of the 1920s in New York City. Some common themes were showgirls and vaudeville acts.

Price range information: Works range from $2,000 to $210,000. Many lithographs in the $3,000 to $6,000 range.

The artist came to the United States when he was thirteen years old. For his collegiate studies Kuniyoshi attended Los Angeles School of Art and Design.He stayed in school for three years and then decided to relocate to New York City and become a professional working artist.

Yasuo Kuniyoshi was a student and also became part of the teaching faculty at the Art Students League of New York. Whilst a student at the Art Student’s League of New York City he was able to learn a great deal from painter and printmaker Kenneth Hayes Miller. Below an example of Kenneth Miller’s style.


In this clip a gallery of works by Kuniyoshi. Many wonderful works of the female figure are included. This clip lasts almost 2 minutes and 20 seconds.

Another selection of works by Kuniyoshi:

Yasuo Kuniyoshi was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship.

The artist passed away in 1953.