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 titled  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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