Encyclopedia of Asian American Artists

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Greenwood Publishing Group, 2007 - Art - 281 pages
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Painters, photographers, sculptors, and installation artists are among the seventy-five artists represented in this guide to Asian American artists. Within each entry, Kara Hallmark describes the artists' early life, education and training, and impact on the art world both in their country of heritage as well as the U.S. While some artists dismiss any notion of their heritage influencing their work, others describe how assimilation and immigration affected themselves and their families, particularly those affected by World War II and the Japanese internment camps. Interviews with living artists, as well as extensive images, enhance entries that celebrate the contributions of Asian American Artists to American art.

Asian artists from China, Cambodia, Hawaii, Japan, Korea, the Phillipines, Taiwan and Thailand are represented in this volume: -Leo Amino -Thai Bui -Keo Bun -Kip Fulbeck -Jin Soo Kim -Maya Lin -Frank Okada -Rirkirt Tiravanija

 

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My teacher
(for Minoru Kawabata, 1911-2001)
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He taught painting in Manhattan,
a wisp of a man, almost transparent,
who knew his world
and what he intended came about.
He didn't seem to know he was famous.
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He found living seeds of promise
on every student's canvas
and ways to coax forth their powers;
he showed us to more deeply care
and we grew as artists.
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Beyond wisdom, missing nothing
he chose the precise words and gestures
to calm the space and lift our spirits.
Though he spoke little English,
he touched our hearts with such elegance
that we outdid ourselves.
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by Joneve McCormick
 

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Lots of information and very descriptive.

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About the author (2007)

Kara Kelley Hallmark writes about the lives and work of visual artists. She has a BFA in art history, MA in art education, graduate certificate in gender studies, and is in the completion phase of her doctorate in art education and women's studies at Florida State University. Upcoming publications include U.S. Photographers of the Twentieth Century, a Greenwood Press title, co-authored with Kristin G. Congdon. Past publications include Artists from Latin American Cultures (2002/Greenwood Press) also co-authored with Kristin G. Congdon. Other publications include papers for art education conferences and a desktop publication for the House of Blues folk art collection in Orlando, Florida. Born in Dallas, she now lives and works independently in Austin, Texas.

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