GEORGE TSUTAKAWA (February 22, 1910 – December 18, 1997) was an American painter and sculptor best known for his avant-garde bronze fountain designs.

Born in Seattle, Washington, he was raised in both the United States and Japan. He attended the University of Washington, where, after serving in the U.S. Army during World War Two, he became a teacher. He rose to international prominence as a fountain designer in the 1960s and 1970s. During his long career more than 70 of his distinctive fountains - many of them still extant - were placed in public spaces.

He is often associated with the progressive 'Northwest School' of artists, and is among the major, influential figures of modern Asian-American art.

Sumi ink on rice paper, signed and stamped, 21.50" x 17"
Private La Conner Collection