The Artist Birthday Series

Yasuo Kuniyoshi

Yasuo Kuniyoshi: painter, educator Yasuo Kuniyoshi – 国吉 康雄 (1893 – 1953) was an American painter, photographer and printmaker. He, like many Japanese, endured terrible racism during World War II when he was branded an “enemy alien,” after Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor. His American wife lost her citizenship for being married to him, but… Read More Yasuo Kuniyoshi

The Artist Birthday Series

Nobuyoshi Araki

Today’s Artist Birthday: Nobuyoshi Araki Nobuyoshi Araki (b.1940) is a celebrated and controversial Japanese photographer whose work revolves around female eroticism and his fascination with his birthplace of Tokyo, Japan. With his notoriously provocative images, he has been involved in both scandals of attempted censorship and the subject of much controversial attention from critics and the… Read More Nobuyoshi Araki