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Encyclopedia > George Tsutakawa

George Tsutakawa (1910-1997), sculptor and painter was born in Seattle, Washington. Tsutakawa spent much of his childhood in Okayama, Japan, returning to Seattle at the age of 16 where he attended Broadway High School before earning a BFA at the University of Washington. Tsutakawa served in the U.S. Army during World War II as Japanese language instructor at the Army's Military Intelligence School. 1910 (MCMX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Sunday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Sculptor redirects here. ... Painting by Rembrandt self-portrait Detail from Las Meninas by Diego Velazquez, in which the painter portrayed himself at work For the computer graphics program, see Corel Painter. ... Nickname: The Emerald City Location of Seattle in King County and Washington Coordinates: Country United States State Washington County King County Incorporated December 2 1869  - Mayor Greg Nickels Area    - City  142. ... Okayama (岡山市; -shi) is the capital city of Okayama Prefecture in the Chugoku region of Japan. ... The Bachelor of Fine Arts, usually abbreviated BFA, is the standard undergraduate degree for students seeking a professional education in the visual or performing arts. ... The University of Washington, founded in 1861, is a public research university in Seattle, Washington. ... The Army is the branch of the United States armed forces which has primary responsibility for land-based military operations. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... Japanese (,  ) is a language spoken by over 130 million people, mainly in Japan, but also by Japanese emigrant communities around the world. ...


Following the war, Tsutakawa returned to Seattle to marry Ayame Kyotani and continue his studies. Tsutakawa earned an MFA at the University of Washington and went on to join the faculty where he served until his retirement. A Master of Fine Arts (MFA) is a graduate degree in an area of applied or performing arts typically requiring two to three years of study beyond the bachelor level. ... A faculty is a division within a university. ...


Tsutakawa's works include oil and Sumi-e paintings and over 75 bronze fountains in public spaces in the United States, Canada and Japan. Autumn Landscape (Shukei-sansui). ... Assorted ancient Bronze castings found as part of a cache, probably intended for recycling. ... Fountain is also the name of an artwork by Marcel Duchamp An ornamental lit fountain photographed at night for about 6 seconds. ...


George and Ayame Tsutakawa had 4 children: Gerard, Mayumi, Deems and Marcus. Gerard Tsutakawa apprenticed under his father and is himself an accomplished sculptor. Marcus Tsutakawa is the world renowned Orchestra director at Garfield High School in Seattle. ...


Awards and Recognitions

This article is about the college in Washington state. ... Centennial Fountain, designed by George Tsutakawa. ... Grand Cordon of the Order of the Rising Sun The Order of the Rising Sun or Kyokujitsu sho(旭日章) is a Japanese Order (decoration), established in 1875 by Emperor Meiji of Japan. ... For the CPR ocean liner, see Empress of Japan. ...

External links

  • Smithsonian Oral History Interview.
  • Tsutakawa, George (1910-1997) at HistoryLink.org

 
 

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