Gerard Tsutakawa

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Gerard Tsutakawa with some of his smaller artworks at home studio

Gerard "Gerry" Tsutakawa, born 1947, son of artist George Tsutakawa, is an accomplished Pacific Northwest sculptor. A studio apprentice for his artist father for 20 years, Gerry created his own first commissioned work in 1976. In the same studio where his father worked, he continues to design and fabricate anything from small studio bronze pieces to large public art fountains and sculptures.

History of Artwork[edit]

Past Sculpture projects include the “Urban Peace Circle Memorial” at Sam Smith Park in 1994, a collaboration with the “Stop the Violence Committee” where Tsutakawa contributed a 9’ bronze sculpture to the City of Seattle, in memory of youth who have died by handgun violence. In 1999, Tsutakawa created the iconic “Mitt” sculpture for the Seattle Mariners Baseball Stadium and in 2000 the “Fountain of Seseragi” at the Seattle Center.

Tsutakawa with 9 foot bronze "Mitt", later placed at Safeco Field left field entrance

Recent commissions include the “Salish Sea Circle” in Port Townsend WA, bronze Entrance Gates for Seattle Park’s Kubota Garden and the Washington Park Japanese Garden, the “Annie Curtis” sculpture at the Port of Anacortes, “Uzumaki Curve” in St Louis, MO and the “Thunderbolt” at Union Plaza in downtown Seattle WA.

Gerry continues to work on public and private commissions around the northwest and across the nation. For more information and a full list of works with images see his artist website below.

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