Self-Portrait as a Photographer

Yasuo Kuniyoshi American, born Japan

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 902

The painter is caught in the act of taking a photograph, an activity he first took up in 1919 to supplement his income. "I bought a regular studio camera and practiced taking pictures by using my own canvases as models…. in between painting I received commissions from friends and galleries for photographing sculpture and paintings." Later, in the 1930s, he also produced photographs that were independent artworks.

Self-Portrait as a Photographer, Yasuo Kuniyoshi (American (born Japan), Okayama 1889–1953 New York), Oil on canvas

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