Guide to the Katsuo Kuno Gift of Kazuo Shibata Paintings Scrapbook and Catalog, 1982(bulk 1982)

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Special Collections and Archives
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P.O. Box 19557
University of California
Irvine, California 92623-9557
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The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Guide to the Katsuo Kuno Gift of Kazuo Shibata Paintings Scrapbook and Catalog, 1982(bulk 1982)

Collection number: AS-038

Special Collections and Archives

The UCI Libraries



University of California

Irvine, California

Contact Information

  • Special Collections and Archives
  • The UCI Libraries
  • P.O. Box 19557
  • University of California
  • Irvine, California 92623-9557
  • Phone: (949) 824-3947
  • Fax: (949) 824-2472
  • Email: spcoll@uci.edu
  • URL: http://special.lib.uci.edu
Processed by:
Carrie Lee
Date Completed:
2002
Encoded by:
Leland Smith
© 2003 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

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.


Collection Contents

Box: 1 : 1

Brochure with black and white photographs of paintings, circa 1980.

Scope and Content Note

In Japanese.
Box: 1 : 1

Correspondence, 1982.

Scope and Content Note

Three letters from George Kuik to Clayton Garrison regarding arrangements for the presentation of the paintings.
Box: 1 : 1

Program (draft) for the presentation, 1982.

Scope and Content Note

Includes biographical information on Katsuo Kuno.
Box: 1 : 2

Clipping and brochure about Nagoya and Aichi Prefecture, circa 1980.

Physical Description: 2 items.
Box: 1 : 3-4

Photographs of the Shibata paintings, 1982

Box: 1 : 5

Photographs and writing about Katsuo Kuno, 1970-1985.

Scope and Content Note

In Japanese.
Box: 1 : 6

Clipping and writing about Kazuo Shibata, circa 1970-1985.

Scope and Content Note

In Japanese.
Box: 1 : 6

Brochure about Aichi Prefecture, circa 1980

Box: 1 : 7

Book, National Parks of Japan, by Kazuo Shibata, circa 1980.

Scope and Content Note

Annotated with UCI location for each painting.