An American Artist in Tokyo: Frances Blakemore, 1906-1997 by Michiyo MoriokaAn American Artist in Tokyo: Frances Blakemore, 1906-1997 by Michiyo Morioka

An American Artist in Tokyo: Frances Blakemore, 1906-1997

byMichiyo Morioka

Hardcover | December 21, 2007

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Northwest artist Frances Blakemore had a lifelong love affair with Japan. She first went to Japan in 1935 and spent most of her adult life in Tokyo. Her experience with Japan encompassed the entire period from pre?World War II militarism to postwar modernization.

Arriving in Tokyo in 1935 to teach art and English, she became fascinated with Japanese life and chronicled her experiences both in art and writing. She spent most of the war years in Honolulu, where she designed propaganda leaflets that were dropped by the millions on the Japanese islands. In 1954, she married American attorney Thomas Blakemore and achieved prominence as an artist and gallery owner in Tokyo.

Illustrated with photographs and striking color reproductions of her work, this book introduces the adventures of a remarkable American artist and provides a new perspective on U.S.?Japanese cultural relations.

Title:An American Artist in Tokyo: Frances Blakemore, 1906-1997Format:HardcoverDimensions:200 pages, 11.26 × 8.9 × 0.9 inPublished:December 21, 2007Publisher:UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON PRESSLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0295987731

ISBN - 13:9780295987736

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Table of Contents


1. Seattle, 1925-19352. Tokyo, 1935-19403. Honolulu, 1940-19454. War Propaganda Leaflets, 1944-19455. Occupied Japan, 1945-19526. Jeeper's Japan: As Seen by the Occupation7. An American Artist in Tokyo, 1952-19708. Fran-Nell (Franell) Gallery, 19659. Artist-Farmer-Gallery Owner, 1970-198810. Postscript

Appendix A: Letters and Essays from Japan, 1935-1938Appendix B: "Gold Star" and a Letter to Bradford Smith, 1945NotesSelected BibliographyIndex

Editorial Reviews

A handsomely packaged retrospective of work.

- Seattle Times