Jay DeFeo's cat, Pooh, in her studio, between 1960 and 1965? / Jay DeFeo, photographer. Jay DeFeo papers, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Sarah Schmerler, He's Trying Not to Think As Much as Possible Yeah Right (Page from Notebook "January 2015") (detail), 2015, Ink on paper, 8.25” x 10” (open). Image courtesy of the artist, used with permission.
–Yasuo Kuniyoshi, lecture at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture
For more on Kuniyoshi’s impact as an educator, see our exhibit Artist Teacher Organizer: Yasuo Kuniyoshi in the Archives of American Art, on view in DC through July 10, 2015: http://s.si.edu/1Gid88j
Program details and registration link at s.si.edu/1ERl7Y6
Read the letter at http://s.si.edu/1wqd53k
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