Sueko Matsueda Kimura

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
'Bathers', oil painting by Sueko Kimura, 1954
'Fragment', oil on canvas painting by Sueko Kimura, 1960

Sueko Matsueda Kimura (June 10, 1912 – December 25, 2001) was an American artist. She was born in Honolulu in 1912. She received her Bachelor of Arts and Master of Fine Arts degrees from the University of Hawaii, where she met her fellow art student and future husband Keichi Kimura. She also attended the Chouinard Art Institute (Los Angeles), Columbia University (New York City), the Brooklyn Museum Art School (New York City) and the Art Students League of New York.[1]

She worked for the Hawaii State Foundation for Culture and the Arts, the Contemporary Arts Center, the State Department of Education Artmobile, International Savings and Loan, Kaiser Hawaii-Kai Development Co. and the Honolulu Museum of Art.[2]

The Hawaii State Art Museum and the Honolulu Museum of Art hold work by Sueko Matsueda Kimura.


  • Haar, Francis and Neogy, Prithwish, "Artists of Hawaii: Nineteen Painters and Sculptors", University of Hawaii Press, 1974, 74-80.
  • Morse, Morse (ed.), Honolulu Printmakers, Honolulu, HI, Honolulu Academy of Arts, 2003, p. 43, ISBN 0-937426-58-X
  • Morse, Marcia, "Inner World, Outer World: The Art of Keichi and Sueko Kimura", Honolulu Academy of Arts, 2001.
  • Yoshihara, Lisa A., Collective Visions, 1967-1997, Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, Honolulu, Hawaii, 1997, 30.