Chinese Angel - Japanese illustrator Kinuko Craft was born in 1940 in Kanazawa, Japan. She graduated from The Kanazawa Municipal College of Fine and Industrial Art in 1962. Kinuko Y. Craft moved to the United States at the age of 24. She continued studying painting at the Art Institute in Chicago. Kinuko Craft worked in Chicago art studios for several years. By the end of the 1970s her work was in high demand.