Craft, Kinuko Y.

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"Kinuko Craft is a Renaissance woman. By this I mean not that she paints like the Renaissance painters, but that she is an artist for all seasons, for all kinds of subjects, and in all kinds of styles. If you will survey her works, you will find little duplication in form, color or texture. She fits herself to her subject with charming ease and yet leaves herself free to remain herself. There is an air about all of her illustrations of one who is a true connoisseur of art, wide-ranging through all the countries of the world. One cannot help but think how delightful it would be to walk into gallery of her kaleidoscopic talents.” - Ray Bradbury

Ms. Craft is a graduate, BFA 1962, of The Kanazawa Municipal College of Fine and Industrial Art (known in Japan as The Kanazawa Bidai). She was born in Japan and came to the United States in the early sixties where she studied design and illustration at the Art Institute of Chicago. Subsequently, she worked for a number of years in well known Chicago art studios. By the end of the decade her work was in wide demand and she began her long and successful career as a free-lance illustrator. For most of this time she worked in editorial and advertising markets where her work regularly appeared in national magazines and newspapers. Since the mid 1990’s, she has concentrated on fantasy book jackets, poster designs and children's picture books.

She is one of the most widely respected and well known Imaginary Realist artists in the United States today. Her past commissions have included paintings for the book covers of many well known fantasy authors, opera posters, fairy tale books and covers for many national magazines. During her career she has become known for meticulous attention to detail, a passionate love of fine art and an extensive knowledge of art history. Kinuko considers herself a story teller.

Her art has been widely exhibited and is now in private collections in New York City, Atlanta GA, Santa Barbara CA, Dallas TX, Connecticut, San Francisco, New Hampshire, Italy, Japan and Greece and is widely licensed on calendars, posters, greeting cards and other consumer goods. It can also be found public collections at The National Portrait Gallery at the Smithsonian, The Cornish Colony Museum in Windsor, VT, The Museum of American Illustration in New York City, The National Geographic Society and other corporate collections. Her illustrated books for children on Greek myth and classic fairy tales are in current distribution in the USA, other English language countries, Europe, Greece, Russia, China and Korea.



12 Dancing Princesses

12 Dancing Princesses

Finished Design Size 525 W by 457 H (21 W X 18-1/4 H inches on 25ct fabric) Copyright Kinuko Y Craft Arts...
2002 Eleanor of Aquitaine

2002 Eleanor of Aquitaine

Finished Design Size 450 W by 430 H (18 W X 17-1/8 H inches on 25ct fabric) Copyright Kinuko Y Craft Arts...
A Mid Summer Night Dream

A Mid Summer Night Dream

Finished Design Size 525 W by 574 H (21 W X 22-7/8 H inches on 25ct fabric) ( Copyright Kinuko Y Craft Arts...
Alphabet of Thorns

Alphabet of Thorns

Finished Design Size 500 W by 323 H (20 W X 12-7/8 H inches on 25ct fabric) Copyright Kinuko Y Craft Arts...

Angel With Lyre

Angel With Lyre

Finished Design Size 450 W by 641 H (18 W X 25-5/8 H inches on 25ct fabric) Copyright Kinuko Y Craft Arts...
Basilisk

Basilisk

Finished Design Size 525 W by 396 H (21 W X 15-3/4 H inches on 25ct fabric) ( Copyright Kinuko Y Craft Arts...
Biting The Sun

Biting The Sun

Finished Design Size 450 W by 686 H (18 W X 27-3/8 H inches on 25ct fabric) Copyright Kinuko Y Craft Arts...
Camelot

Camelot

Finished Design Size 525 W by 383 H (21 W X 15-1/4 H inches on 25ct fabric) Copyright Kinuko Y Craft Arts...

Claires Wings

Claires Wings

Finished Design Size 450 W by 582 H (18 W X 23-1/4 H inches on 25ct fabric) Copyright Kinuko Y Craft Arts...
Cry of The Icemark

Cry of The Icemark

Finished Design Size 450 W by 333 H (18 W X 13-1/4 H inches on 25ct fabric) Copyright Kinuko Y Craft Arts...
Divided Crown

Divided Crown

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Firebird

Firebird

Finished Design Size 450 W by 620 H (18 W X 24-3/4 H inches on 25ct fabric) Copyright Kinuko Y Craft Arts...

Jane and the Prisoner of Woolhouse

Jane and the Prisoner of Woolhouse

Finished Design Size 450 W by 710 H (18 W X 28 H inches on 25ct fabric) Copyright Kinuko Y Craft Arts 2007...
Lady In The Meadow

Lady In The Meadow

Finished Design Size 450 W by 288 H (18 W X 11-1/2 H inches on 25ct fabric) Copyright Kinuko Y Craft Arts...
Od Magic

Od Magic

Finished Design Size 560 W by 396 H (22-3/8 W X 15-3/4 H inches on 25ct fabric) Copyright Kinuko Y Craft...
QS Elfland Sleeping Fairy

QS Elfland Sleeping Fairy

Finished Design Size 200 W by 172 H (8 W X 6-7/8 H inches on 25ct) Copyright Kinuko Y. Craft 2009© Floss...

QS Od Magic Mask

QS Od Magic Mask

Finished Design Size 195 W by 164 H (7-3/4 W X 6–1/2 H inches on 25ct fabric) (This Chart Contains 90...
QS The Edge Of Night

QS The Edge Of Night

Finished Design Size 400 W by 248 H (16 W X 9-7/8 H inches on 25ct fabric) (This Chart Contains 88 Colors)...
Sleeping Beauty

Sleeping Beauty

Finished Design Size 450 W by 251 H (18 W X 10 H inches on 25ct fabric) Copyright Kinuko Y Craft Arts 2007...
Supersized 12 Dancing Princesses Max Colors

Supersized 12 Dancing Princesses Max Colors

Finished Design Size 999 W by 871 H ( 39-7/8 W X 34-3/4 H inches on 25ct fabric) (This Chart Contains 173...

Supersized Die Walkure Color Expansion

Supersized Die Walkure Color Expansion

Finished Design Size 764 W by 996 H (30-1/2 W X 39-3/4 H inches on 25ct fabric) (This Chart Contains 170...
Supersized Rhiannon Color Expansion

Supersized Rhiannon Color Expansion

Finished Design Size 670 W by 999 H (26-3/4 W X 39-7/8 H inches on 25ct fabric) (This Chart Contains 170...
Supersized The Grail Of The Summer Stars Color Expansion

Supersized The Grail Of The Summer Stars Color Expansion

Finished Design Size 751 W by 999H (30 W X 39-7/8 H inches on 25ct fabric) (This Chart Contains 170 Colors...
The Tower of Stony Wood

The Tower of Stony Wood

Finished Design Size 525 W by 344 H (21 W X 13-3/4 H inches on 25ct fabric) ( Copyright Kinuko Y Craft Arts...

Turandot

Turandot

Finished Design Size 450 W by 633 H (18 W X 25-1/4 H inches on 25ct fabric) Copyright Kinuko Y Craft Arts...
Turandot NO Background

Turandot NO Background

Finished Design Size 381 W by 576 H (15-1/8 W X 23 H inches on 25ct fabric) (This Chart Contains 120 Colors)...
Wildwood Dancing

Wildwood Dancing

Finished Design Size 450 W by 625 H (18 W X 25 H inches on 25ct fabric) Copyright Kinuko Y Craft Arts 2007 (...
Winter Angel

Winter Angel

Finished Design Size 350 W by 488 H (14 W X 19-1/2 H inches on 25ct fabric) Copyright Kinuko Y Craft Arts...

Winter Rose

Winter Rose

Finished Design Size 450 W by 259 H (18 W X 11-7/8 H inches on 25ct fabric) Copyright Kinuko Y Craft Arts...
Das Rheingold Opera Poster

Das Rheingold Opera Poster

Finished Design Size 441 W by 578 H (17-5/8 W X 23 H inches on 25ct fabric) (This Chart Contains 90 Colors...
Die Walkure

Die Walkure

Finished Design Size 445 W by 575 H (17-3/4 W X 23 H inches on 25ct fabric) (This Chart Contains 90 Colors...
Gotterdamerung Opera Poster

Gotterdamerung Opera Poster

Finished Design Size 438 W by 536 H (17-1/2 W X 21-3/8 H inches on 25ct fabric) (This Chart Contains 89...

Joan of Arc

Joan of Arc

Finished Design Size 400 W by 524 H (16 W X 20-7/8 H inches on 25ct fabric) (This Chart Contains 90 Colors...
Madama Butterfly

Madama Butterfly

Finished Design Size 450 W by 452 H (18 W X 18 H inches on 25ct fabric) Copyright Kinuko Y Craft Arts 2009...
Medusa

Medusa

Finished Design Size 450 W by 575 H (18 W X 23 H inches on 25ct fabric) (This Chart Contains 87 Colors...
Mini Biting The Sun

Mini Biting The Sun

Finished Design Size 212 W by 352 H (8-3/8 W X 13 H inches on 25ct fabric) Copyright Kinuko Y Craft Arts...