On May 9, 2000 Ansei Uchima died at age 79. He was an esteemed woodblock print artist, painter and fine arts professor Emeritus faculty member at Sarah Lawrence College, where he taught from 1962 to 1982. Also taught at Columbia University to 1982. Recipient of Guggenheim Fellowships in 1962 and 1970. His work belongs to permanent collections of Metropolitan Museum of Art, Whitney Museum, National Gallery of Art, among many others.