Artist profile: Kinuko Y. Craft – Introduction

Artist profile: Kinuko Y. Craft – Introduction

Every month, I profile an artist who inspires my own art,
in several segments.

 
Kinuko Y. Craft, also known as KY Craft, is probably responsible for my artistic taste. When I was very young, my mother bought The Twelve Dancing Princesses for me. I will talk about that book next week, but for now I will note that I pored over Craft’s illustrations for hours on end, and it formed my very earliest preferences.

Luna: © Kinuko. Y. Craft, All Rights Reserved http://www.kycraft.com

KY Craft, a native of Japan, moved to the United States in the early sixties after graduating college. She is an artistic chameleon, fully inhabiting the artistic genre of whatever era and style she chooses. Her artwork has appeared in advertisements, book and magazine covers, posters, children’s books, and dozens of exhibitions. She has won over a hundred awards.

Below are some examples of her art that take after historical art styles:

Angel with Lyre: © Kinuko. Y. Craft, All Rights Reserved http://www.kycraft.com

Rhiannon: © Kinuko. Y. Craft, All Rights Reserved http://www.kycraft.com

Romeo and Juliet: © Kinuko. Y. Craft, All Rights Reserved http://www.kycraft.com

Manon Lescault (painted for the Washington Opera): © Kinuko. Y. Craft, All Rights Reserved http://www.kycraft.com

Join me for a month of light-filled fantasy artwork!

Other parts in the Kinuko Y. Craft artist profile series
Twelve Dancing Princesses
Paintings
Colored pencil drawings

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