“Artist Takes Up Study of Bricklaying,” The Evening Sun, June 20, 1949.


Carlyle Burrows, “Debre’s Poetic Art in New Showing,” New York Herald Tribune, May 1959.


Kenneth B. Sawyer, “Kanemitsu Brushwork Lively,” The Sun, January 8, 1961.

Gerald Nordland, “Sumi Drawings by Kanemitsu,” Los Angeles Mirror, December 1, 1961.

Arthur Secund, “Art Review: Kanemitsu at Dwan,” Los Angeles Times, December 14, 1961.

Bob Gaines, “The Way, Way Out,” Cosmopolitan, December 1963.

Web Anderson, “Kanemitsu Works are Vital, Original” Star Bulletin, November 5, 1967.

Henry J. Seldis and William Wilson, “Art Walk: A Critical Guide to the Galleries,” Los Angeles Times, March 21, 1969.

Thomas Albright, “Kanemitsu’s Spectacular Art- Graceful, Dynamic,” San Francisco Chronicle, December 5, 1969.


Henry J. Seldis, “Art Walk: A Critical Guide to the Galleries,” Los Angeles Times, November 26, 1971.

Joanne Phelps, “Color Symphonies,” Artweek, December 4, 1971.

Henry J. Seldis, “Art Walk: A Critical Guide to the Galleries,” Los Angeles Times, December 3, 1971.

Henry J. Seldis and William Wilson, “Art Walk: A Critical Guide to the Galleries,” Los Angeles Times, December 1, 1972.

Gregg Kilday, “‘Kanemitsu’ and its Credit Controversy,” Los Angeles Times, April 2, 1973.

Bridget Byrne, “Dispute Over Oscar Credit,” Los Angeles Herald-Examiner, 1973.

Henry J. Seldis and William Wilson, “Art Walk: A Critical Guide to the Galleries,” Los Angeles Times, February 8, 1974.

William Wilson, “ A Display of Integrated Creativity,” Los Angeles Times, January 18, 1976.

William Wilson, “Kanemitsu: a True Blend,” Los Angeles Times, October 29, 1978.

Betje Howell, “The California period of Kanemitsu,” Evening Outlook, November 4, 1978.

Suzanne Muchnic, “Irony from the Land of the Rising Sun,” Los Angeles Times, August 10, 1981.

Four Stones for Kanemitsu, Tamarind Institute for Lithography, 1973 (Part 1)

Four Stones for Kanemitsu, Tamarind Institute for Lithography, 1973 (Part 2)


Drawing the Line, Japanese American National Museum, 2011


Los Angeles Art Community: Group Portrait

Matsumi Kanemitsu, Interviewed by Marjorie Rogers

Completed under the auspices of the Oral History Program University of California Los Angeles
© 1977 The Regents of the University of California


Artist Profiles: Nancy Uyemura & Matsumi Kanemitsu, Jessica Kaldem, 2014.


Laddie John Dill and Hirokazu Kosaka on Matsumi Kanemitsu, Created by Media Art Services, December 13, 2014
© 2014 The Mistake Room, Los Angeles.


International Reviews of MOMA’S Traveling Exhibition: Abstract Watercolors by 14 Americans

Helen Bakalo, Ta Nea (The News), Athens, January 22, 1965.

Peter Karabias, Eleftheria, Athens, January 24, 1965.

Messinvrini, Athens, January 27, 1965.

Kyriaki Siskou, Vima, Athens, January 30, 1965.

Nissim Ezekiel, Times of India, Bombay, February 28, 1965.

Swadesamitran, Madras, March 27, 1965.

Hindustran Times, New Delhi, April 13, 1965

Times of India, New Delhi, April 13, 1965.

Indian Express, New Delhi, April 14, 1965.

Statesman, Calcutta, India, May 18, 1965.

Hindustan Standard, Calcutta, May 18, 1965.

Daniel Thomas, Telegraph, Sydney, October 17, 1965.

The Sun, Sydney, November 3, 1965.

C.L., Newcastle Morning Herald, New Castle, November 18, 1965.

Elwyn Lynn, The Australian, Newcastle, November 30, 1965.

Ian Worth, West Australian, Perth, March 5, 1966.

H.J.S., Press, Christchurch, May 21, 1966.

J.O., Christchurch Star, Christchurch, May 24, 1966.

Reviews of Like Sunshine, Like Moon at the Pollock- Krasner House

Rose C. S. Slivka, “Matsumi Kanemitsu: A Memoir A History, and a Tribute,” Pollock-Krasner House, June 17, 1999.

Marion Wolberg Weiss, “Art Commentary: Kanemitsu at Pollock Krasner House and ‘Irish Accents’ at Gayle Wilson Gallery,” Dan’s Papers, August 6, 1999.

Grace Glueck, “On Long Island, Celebrating Artists Celebrating Nature,” The New York Times, July 30, 1999.

Phyllis Braff, “Abstractions, Faces, and the Sea,” The New York Times, October 3, 1999.

Rose C. S. Slivka, “From the Studio,” The East Hampton Star, October 21, 1999.

1990s – Present

Nancy Uyemura, Carole Donovan, and Harumi Zoe Kanemitsu, Matsumi Kanemitsu Works 1961 - 1990. (Los Angeles: 1990).

“Matsumi Kanemitsu, 69, Artist Who Worked in Four Mediums,” The New York Times, May 16, 1992.

Thomas K. Nagano, “Tribute to Matsumi Kanemitsu (1922-1992),” Rafu Shimpo, 1992.

Melonie Magruder, “The Art of the Print,” Malibu Times, March 12, 2008.

John Yau, “Kanemitsu in California during the 1960s and 1970s,” The Brooklyn Rail, May 6, 2008.

Mary Sherwood Brock, “Kanemitsu in California during the 1960s and 1970s,” Interleaf: Los Angeles Printmaking Society, 2008.

Karlstrom, Paul J. "Postwar California: Asian American Modernism” in Asian American Art: A History, ed. Gordon H. Chang and Mark Johnson (California: Stanford General Books, 2008), 231-243.

Meyer, James with Paige Rozanski and Virginia Dwan. Dwan Gallery: Los Angeles to New York, 1959-1971. (Illinois: University of Chicago Press, 2016).

Reviews of Matsumi Kanemitsu: East/West at Louis Stern Fine Arts


“Matsumi Kanemitsu,” Wall Street International Magazine, January 9, 2018

“Matsumi Kanemitsu Exhibition in West Hollywood,” Rafu Shimpo, January 4, 2018

Reviews of Painting: Now and Forever, Part III at Greene Naftali and Matthew Marks Gallery


Zoë Lescaze, “Painting: Now and Forever, Part III,” Art Forum, November 2018.

John Yau, “Taking Stock of Painting Today,” Hyperallergic, August 12, 2018.

Julia Felsenthal, “A Landmark Exhibition Returns for Its 3rd Iteration, Spread Across 5 Venues,” Vogue, June 27, 2018.

Sarah Cascone, “Editors’ Picks: 11 Things Not to Miss in New York’s Art World This Week,” ArtNet, July, 31, 2018.

Jonathan Rider, “Medium Perspective: Summer Painting Shows in New York,” Art in America, August 6, 2018.