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Guide to the Katsuo Kuno Gift of Kazuo Shibata Paintings Scrapbook and Catalog, 1982(bulk 1982)
AS-038  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Collection Scope and Content Summary
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Katsuo Kuno gift of Kazuo Shibata paintings scrapbook and catalog,
    Date (inclusive): 1982
    Collection number: AS-038
    Collector: Garrison, Clayton
    Extent: 0.2 linear feet (1 box)
    Repository: University of California, Irvine. Library. Special Collections and Archives.
    Irvine, California 92623-9557
    Abstract: This collection comprises correspondence, clippings, business cards, photographs, and publications covering Katsuo Kuno's gift of 35 Kazuo Shibata paintings of Japanese national park scenes to the University of California, Irvine. These materials were originally collected in a scrapbook by Clayton Garrison of the School of Fine Arts, who handled the transfer of the gift in 1982. This collection also contains a bound catalog of Shibata's paintings which is annotated with each painting's location on the UCI campus.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Property rights and copyright reside with the University of California. For permissions to reproduce or to publish, please contact the University Archivist.

    Preferred Citation

    Katsuo Kuno Gift of Kazuo Shibata Paintings Scrapbook and Catalog. AS-038. Special Collections and Archives, The UC Irvine Libraries, Irvine, California. Date accessed.
    For the benefit of current and future researchers, please cite any additional information about sources consulted in this collection, including permanent URLs, item or folder descriptions, and box/folder locations.

    Acquisition Information

    Transferred, 1987 and 1999.

    Processing History

    Processed by Carrie Lee in 2002.

    Biography

    Katsuo Kuno, a prominent farmer in the Nukata District of the Aichi Prefecture near Nagoya, Japan, donated the 35 Shibata paintings to the University of California, Irvine in 1982. There are two stories explaining his donation. One is that Kuno was a patient at the UCI Medical Center and made the gift in appreciation of the treatment he received there. The other is that the gift was in response to a post- WWII program headed by UCI Chancellor Dan Aldrich that brought Japanese farmers to the United States to learn American farming methods.
    Kazuo Shibata was born in Nagoya in 1915 or 1916. The artist began his series of paintings of Japanese national parks in 1966 and finished in 1981.

    Collection Scope and Content Summary

    This collection comprises correspondence, clippings, business cards, photographs, and publications covering Katsuo Kuno's gift of 35 Kazuo Shibata paintings of Japanese national park scenes to the University of California, Irvine. These materials were originally collected in a scrapbook by Clayton Garrison of the School of Fine Arts, who handled the transfer of the gift in 1982. This collection also contains a bound catalog of Shibata's paintings which is annotated with each painting's location on the UCI campus.
    Collection materials have been removed from the original scrapbook for preservation purposes and are in the original order of the scrapbook. Materials are in English unless otherwise specified at the item level.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

    Subjects

    Shibata, Kazuo, 1915 or 6 -- Archives.
    Kuno, Katsuo -- Archives.
    University of California, Irvine -- Art collections -- Archives.
    National parks and reserves -- Japan -- Pictorial works -- Archives.
    Landscape painting, Japanese -- 20th century -- Archives.

    Genres and Formats of Materials

    Letters -- 20th century.
    Clippings -- 20th century.
    Photographic prints -- 20th century.