- Ph.D. in Art and Archaeology, Princeton University
- M.F.A. in Art and Archaeology, Princeton University
- M.A. in Art History, University of Kansas
- B.A. in Art History, Harvard University
Yoshiaki Shimizu was an Associated Faculty member in the East Asian Studies department. Shimizu, Frederick Marquand Professor of Art and Archaeology, specialized in Japanese and Chinese painting and calligraphy. Professor Shimizu taught at University of California at Berkeley, University of Heidelberg, and Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto, and has been a Curator of Japanese Art at the Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC and Guest Curator, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC.
- JAPANESE INK PAINTINGS (with Carolyn Wheelwright), Princeton University Press (1976);
- MASTERS OF JAPANESE CALLIGRAPHY (with John Rosenfield), The Asia Society Galleries and Japan Society Gallery, NYC (1984);
- JAPAN: THE SHAPING OF DAIMYO CULTURE, 1185-1868, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC (1988).