Artist of the moment……Isamu Noguchi

Isamu Noguchi was born in Los Angeles, California in the year 1904. He was renown for his furniture design, the Noguchi table is world famous. Noguchi was also an architect and artist. The artist also had experience as a theater stage designer. His father was a renown poet and his mother worked with his father and helped him with writing. His father was from Japan and his mother American.

Noguchi spent much of childhood growing up in Japan.

price range information: Works in graphite can be had for around $5,000. Works in ceramics or paintings start around $10,000 to $250,000.  At auction a work sold for more than $4 million dollars at auction.

The artist began college at Columbia University as a pre-medical student. Noguchi then began to take art classes at night. 3 months into this process he had his own very successful show. He then dropped out and chose a path as an artist and designer.

Winner of a Guggenheim Fellowship which allowed him to study in Europe and Asia. Whilst in Europe he was able to mentor under a famous modern artist named Constantin Brancusi who was based out of Paris, France. Below an example of his style:

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His career began with the Herman Miller firm.

Winner of the gold medal for architecture in New York City.

Here we view a clip from a documentary done on Isamu Naguchi:

Noguchi was very fond of creating installations that included water and stone:

There is a museum named after the artist. In this clip we visit the Noguchi Museum located in New York City.

Noguchi designed many public works over his career.

Isamu Noguchi died in 1988 at the age of 84 years old.

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