Matsumi Kanemitsu papers

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.kanemats
Creators:
Kanemitsu, Matsumi
Dates:
[ca. 1970-1990]
Languages:
Much of the correspondence is in Japanese.
Physical Description:
3.1 Linear feet
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Personal and business correspondence; personal and business financial records, including gallery and museum invoices, consignment papers, loan forms; printed material, such as exhibition announcements, invitations, catalogs, clippings, and articles; curriculum vitae; and photographs.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Matsumi Kanemitsu (1922-1992) was a Japanese American painter based in both New York City, New York and Los Angeles, California. Also known as Mike Kanemitsu. Although born in Utah, Kanemitsu lived in Japan until he was eighteen. In 1940 he returned to the United States, joining the Army in 1941. After the war, he studied with Fernand Leger in Paris; with Kuniyoshi, Sternberg, and others at the Art Student's League in New York; and with sculptor Karl Metzler in Baltimore. A highly recognized second generation Abstract Expressionist in New York, Kanemitsu came to Los Angeles on a Ford Foundation Fellowship in 1961, and settled there permanently.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 1994 and 1998 by Nancy Uyemura, Kanemitsu's former student, friend, and executor.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.

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Repository Contact
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