Bruce Dorfman on Yasuo Kuniyoshi

“Yasuo Kuniyoshi was always very concerned about layers of everything consistent with layers of meaning between the ostensible subject matter of the painting and what might be the actual content,” Bruce Dorfman recalls about his mentor’s layering of high-key colors. Many times the most profound insights about artists come from other artists. In this interview Bruce Dorfman discusses Yasuo Kuniyoshi in conjunction with Smithsonian American Art Museum’s current exhibition The Artistic Journey of Yasuo Kuniyoshi. Kuniyoshi began teaching at the Art Students League League in 1933 and continued until his death in 1953.

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