Oral history interview with George Tsutakawa

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.tsutak83
Creators:
Tsutakawa, George
Kingsbury, Martha, 1941-
Dates:
1983 September 8-19
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
119 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of George Tsutakawa conducted 1983 September 8-19, by Martha Kingsbury, for the Archives of American Art's Northwest Oral History Project, in Seattle, Washington.
Scope and Contents
Tsutakawa speaks of his youth in Japan and Seattle, and the importance of a bicultural family and education on his development; the influence of European art magazines and American movies in Japan; family members who were influential; his early sculpture; Alexander Archipenko; the Asian art community in Seattle; teaching at the University of Washington School of Architecture; Bauhaus philosophy; the Seattle Public Library fountain; his World War II experiences; art and World's Fairs; fountains he has sculpted and his feelings about them; and permanency in art.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
George Tsutakawa (1910-1997) was a sculptor from Seattle, Washington.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
Transcript available on line.
Existence and Location of Originals
Transcript also available at the University of Washington, Manuscripts Collection, and at the Oregon Historical Society.
Author
Sponsor
Funding for the digital preservation of this interview was provided by a grant from the Save America's Treasures Program of the National Park Service.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
This interview is part of the Archives' Northwest Oral History Project, begun in 1982 to document the Northwest artistic community through interviews with painters, sculptors, craftsmen, educators, curators, and others, in Oregon, Washington and Montana.

General
General
Originally recorded on 7 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 14 digital wav files. Duration is 6 hr., 43 min.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.

Keywords
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Asian American artists -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Sculptors -- Washington (State) -- Seattle -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sculpture -- Washington (State) -- Seattle Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art, Modern -- Northwestern States Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Fountains -- Washington (State) -- Seattle Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art, American -- Northwestern States Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Japanese American sculptors Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Archipenko, Alexander, 1887-1964 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
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