Appearances Artist: Okada Kenzo (American, born Japan, 1902–1982)

ca. 1972

Modern and Contemporary Art

Not on view

Oil on canvas


67 3/4 × 51 3/4 × 1 in. (172.1 × 131.4 × 2.5 cm)
framed: 68 3/4 × 52 3/4 × 1 3/4 in. (174.6 × 134 × 4.4 cm)

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Harper

Accession Number



20th century


Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of records is ongoing.

  • Stephen Prokopoff, Kenzo Okada: A Retrospective of the American Years 1950 to 1982, exh. cat. (Iowa City, Iowa: University of Iowa Museum of Art, 2000), 3–33
  • Jeffrey Wechsler, ed., Asian Traditions Modern Expressions: Asian American Artists and Abstraction, 1945-1970, exh. cat. (New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1997), 74, 93, 109, 118–120, 169–170, 173, 174, 199, 201, 202, 204, fig. 104, 149–151
  • Okada Kenzo ten: New York ni Hanabiraku Yugen no Bi, exh. cat. (Tokyo: Seibu Museum of Art, 1982), 1–131, no. 1–75
  • Shuji Takashina, Okada, Shinoda, and Tsutaka: Three Pioneers of Abstract Painting in 20th Century Japan, exh. cat. (Washington, D.C.: The Phillips Collection, 1979), 3–22
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