Happy Birthday Yasuo Kuniyoshi!! Born in Japan 1893, this artist was a painter who migrated to the US in 1906 to Los Angeles where he studied at the Los Angeles School of Art and Design. Kuniyoshi was awarded the Guggenheim Fellowship in 1935, and later taught in New York City at The Arts Students League and in Woodstock, New York. He was known for his still life paintings as well as circus performers and nudes. The image below is Girl with Fish Kite, 1950.
The Guggenheim Fellowship-An American grant designed to give the artists blocks of time to create their work. The fellowships have awarded each year since 1925, and up to 220 grants are awarded each year.