Harry Tsuchidana

Harry Suyemi Tsuchidana (born 1932) is an American abstract painter. He was born in Waipahu, Hawaii to parents who owned a two-acre farm. Tsuchidana enlisted in the United States Marine Corps upon graduation from tall school in 1952. When discharged from the Marines in 1955, he enrolled in the Corcoran School of Art (Washington, D. C.). He next moved to New York City, where he studied at the Brooklyn Museum Art School, and at the Pratt Contemporary Graphic Arts Center in New York City. While enrolled in classes, he worked as a guard and custodian at the Corcoran Gallery of Art and as a night watchman at the Museum of Modern Art. In 1959, he received a John Hay Whitney Fellowship.

Although best known as an abstract painter, Tsuchidana made significant forays into printmaking and photography. He is best known for his drawings and prints in which altogether surface of the paper is covered subsequently monochromatic lines of changing thicknesses, and for his Stage Series. Topographic Landscape is an example of the former. The Stage Series consists of paintings when a single horizontal lineage and changing numbers of vertical lines that affix the horizontal line when the summit or bottom edge of the painting. Unlike his monochromatic drawings and prints, a myriad of color combinations have kept the performer occupied considering this series, which is both geometric and minimalist, for more than forty years. ''Untitled, Red and Gray from 1982 is an example of this series. The Free Library of Philadelphia, the Hawaii State Art Museum, the Honolulu Museum of Art, and the Museum of Friends (Walsenburg, Colorado) are in the course of the public collections holding feint by Harry Tsuchidana.

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