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.



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QS The Edge Of Night

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QS Turandot

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QS Wildwood Dancing

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QS Winter Rose

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Rhiannon

Rhiannon

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Scent of Magic

Scent of Magic

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Siegfried Opera Poster

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Sleeping Beauty

Sleeping Beauty

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SS The Bards Of Bone Plain

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SS The Bards Of Bone Plain MC

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SS The Grail Of The Summer Stars

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Storykeep Die Walkure

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Supersized Basilisk

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Supersized Biting the Sun

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Supersized Die Walkure Color Expansion

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Supersized Eleanor Of Aquitaine

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Supersized Eleanor Of Aquitaine MC

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Supersized Firebird

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Supersized Firebird Max Colors

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Supersized Lady In The Meadow

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Supersized Lady In The Meadow MC

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Supersized Madama Butterfly

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Supersized Madama Butterfly MC

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Supersized Od Magic

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Supersized Od Magic Max Colors

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Supersized Rhiannon

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Supersized Rhiannon Color Expansion

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Supersized Scent of Magic

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Supersized The Grail Of The Summer Stars Color Expansion

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Supersized The Tower At Stoney Wood

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Supersized The Tower At Stoney Wood Max Color

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Supersized Turandot

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Supersized Turandot Max Colors

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