Takeuchi, Beatrice, 1921-, Ms.
Beatrice Takeuchi (Aaron) was born of Issei parents in Seattle, Wash. in 1921. She was attending the Cornish School of Allied Arts there when she and her family (mother, brothers, and grandfather) were interned in the War Relocation Camp at Minidoka, Idaho. Takeuchi applied for release from the camp to attend the School of Design in Chicago where she studied under Laszlo; Moholy-Nagy and the other early instructors of the school. She attended the school from 1942 -1945, taking the (required) Preliminary Course the first year. On completion of specialized courses over the next two years, she was awarded the 2-year Certificate in industrial design. Takeuchi moved to the East Coast where she worked and taught. Later, she returned to Chicago and resumed her education at her alma mater, now renamed Institute of Design and affiliated with Illinois Institute of Technology. She received a BS in Design (Honors) in 1973. Takeuchi did architectural renderings professionally, created interior designs on commission, and taught design both at ID (1943 and 1973 - 1975) and at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (1975 - 1992). Takeuchi passed away in 2020 in Stevensville, Michigan.