Wind: The World of ANSEI UCHIMA is on view from September 12 through November
extensive retrospective of work by UCHIMA is part of the series Artists with
Okinawan Roots at the Okinawa Prefectural Museum & Art Museum, Naha City,
Ansei Uchima was born
in Stockton, California. At the age of nineteen he traveled to Japan to study
architecture and was stranded there by World War II. He studied painting in the
early 1950s, and in 1954 he began to study historical Japanese prints. In 1957
he began to make his own prints, working in the tradition of the sosaku-hanga
movement, begun in Japan in 1918. In 1960 Uchima moved to New York City. In
1962 he began teaching at Sarah Lawrence College. He taught there until 1982,
and was named a Professor Emeritus in 1985. Uchima was married to the artist
Toshiko Uchima. The artists Isamu Noguchi and Shiko Munakata were among their
Ansei Uchima, After Redon, 1972, watercolor. This drawing is on loan from the Gallery to the Exhibition.
The Susan Teller Gallery began in 1988. In March, 2015, we made the move to private dealership.
The focus of the gallery is American paintings, prints, and unique works on paper, of the 1930s, 40s, and 50s, including the New Deal-WPA Era, Urban and Industrial Realism, Modernism, and Surrealism.