I believe that Pinterest is the only pure place left on the internet. You can search for hairstyles, then take a sharp left and discover you sorta, kinda love knitting. It’s where I retreat on my worst days and best days, which is saying quite a lot when talking about social media. I’m especially partial to Pinterest, because that is where I have come to “discover” my favorite artists. One of those amazing creators is Japanese-American painter Kinuko Y. Craft.
Inspired by the Pre-Raphaelites, Leonardo Da Vinci, and fairy tales, Kinuko Y. Craft creates paintings that are so intricate you’ll surely discover new details every time you look at any of her work.
Born in Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan in 1940, Craft traveled to Chicago after completing her undergraduate studies in fine arts. She initially worked in advertising and editorial illustrating until she found success as a book cover illustrator, which she still does to this day.
Are you a fan of Kinuko Y. Craft? There’s certainly lots to admire about her work!