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Artist of the moment……….Minoru Niizuma

 

 

Minoru Niizuma was a sculptor renown for his abstract works made of marble. Niizuma often works mixes geometric shapes and organic shapes in his art.

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Minoru Niizuma was born in Tokyo, Japan the year 1930. The artist attended college in Tokyo at the National Academy of Fine Arts.

The artist was also a great teacher and he taught at Columbia University and the Brooklyn Museum of Art.

Although he is renown for his marble works Niizuma also worked with granite and volcanic rock.

Minoru Niizuma passed away in 1998.

Niizuma is included in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art of Tokyo, Japan and the Guggenheim of New York City.

The artist was a wonderful designer. Niizuma had a great knack for mixing organic and geometric shapes to produce some very unique sculptures.

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