Archive for November 23, 2013

Artist of the moment…….Kotaro Takamura

Kotaro Takamura was the son of Koun Takamura, the last entry and a sculptor who worked with wood and bronze. Kotaro Takamura was born in 1902 in Tokyo, Japan. Kotaro Takamura was like his father a great sculptor. Kotaro also was a poet and enjoyed writing.

A big influence on Kotaro Takamura was Auguste Rodin.

For his artistic education Kotaro Takamura attended the Tokyo School of Fine Arts where he studied sculpture. The artist also studied abroad in New York City, London, and Paris.

Kotaro Takamura passed away in 1956 at the age of 73 years old.

Price range information: Sorry none available.

What a great father and son combination of artists!

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Artist of the moment……Koun Takamura

Koun Takamura was an artist born in the year 1852. Koun Takamura was an artist and poet that was renown for a public commissioned work of who many call the last true samurai, Saigo Takamori. Koun Takamura created the statue in 1898. Below is an image of this famous warrior. Koun Takamura is associated with the modernist movement.

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Koun Takamura was an apprentice to master sculptor Takamura Toun.

Another important idea for Koun Takamura was to preserve the art of carving in wood. The artist was part of the Tokyo School of Fine Arts faculty where he taught Buddhist style of carving with wood.

Koun Takamura passed away in 1934.

Koun Takamura was the father of the poet and and artist Kotaro Takamura.

Price range information: Works range from $2,000 to $70,000.

In this clip we view a work by Koun Takamura titledĀ  Sakara the King of Water:

And here we view a statue of a monkey by Koun Takamura:

What a talented family of artists! The son Kotaro Takamura will be the next post!

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