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Japanese, 20th century, male.

Active also in France and Germany.

Born 1937, in Hiroshima.

Sculptor. Monuments.

In Tokyo, Hiromi Akiyama studied painting from 1954 to 1957, then sculpture until 1961. In 1966 he went to Paris, where he attended the École des Beaux-Arts until 1968...

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Japanese, 20th century, male.

Born 1889, in Ibaragi; died 13 May 1970.

Sculptor.

Jiro Amenomiya studied at the Tokyo School of Fine Arts, where he graduated in 1923 and was awarded a prize. He was vice president of the Japan Sculptors Association.

1918, Cultural Department, Tokyo...

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Japanese, 20th–21st century, male.

Born 1947.

Sculptor.

At the end of the 1980s, Yasuhiko Ando spent a long time in Stuttgart, Germany. During this same period he exhibited in Paris at the Salon Grands et Jeunes d’Aujourd’hui. His sculptures follow a horizontal plan, mingling abstract or metaphorical elements with precise representations, such as figures....

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Japanese, 20th century, male.

Born 1933, in Tokyo.

Sculptor.

Kinetic Art.

Hiroshi Aoki studied fine arts at Musashino University, Tokyo. He displayed his works in solo exhibitions in Tokyo in 1966 and 1967.

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Japanese, 20th century, male.

Born 1883, in Oita; died 1964.

Sculptor. Animals.

Fumio Asakura studied at the Tokyo School of Fine Arts and later taught there for 24 years. In 1924 he was appointed to the Imperial Academy of Art and in 1948 was awarded the Order of Cultural Merit....

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Japanese, 20th century, male.

Born 1925, in Tokyo.

Sculptor. Portraits.

Kyoko Asakura was the son and pupil of Fumio Asakura. He exhibited at the Nitten , where he received three honourable mentions, as well as at the Tokyo Biennale and with Group 30 .

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Midori Yoshimoto

American sculptor, painter and draftsman. Asawa was born the fourth of seven children to Japanese immigrants and her childhood on a thriving truck farm formed her work ethic. During World War II, the Asawas were separated into different internment camps. At the Rohwer Relocation Center in Arkansas, Ruth was able to learn drawing from interned Japanese–American illustrators. In ...

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Japanese, 20th century, male.

Born 1915, in Tokyo.

Painter, sculptor.

Jiro Asazuma was educated and greatly influenced by the painter Saburo Hasegawa, a theoretician of Abstract art.

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Ay-O  

Japanese, 20th century, male.

Active in the USA.

Born 1931, in Ibaraki Prefecture.

Sculptor, print artist.

Kinetic Art.

Ay-O graduated from the art teaching department of Tokyo Education University in 1954, and moved to New York in 1958. From this date he took part in the Tokyo International Print Biennale and, from ...

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Japanese, 20th century, male.

Active in Italy from 1956.

Born 1926, in Yamagata Prefecture.

Sculptor.

Kenjiro Azuma graduated from Tokyo University of Fine Arts and Music in 1953 and entered the Karlsruhe Academy in Germany in 1957, subsequently also obtaining a diploma from the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera in Milan. He exhibited in several international exhibitions in Europe and the Tokyo Biennale in ...

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Klaus Ottmann

American sculptor, performance artist, and installation artist. Byars spent his formative years in Japan (1958–68) where he learnt to appreciate the ephemeral as a valued quality in art and embrace the ceremonial as a continuing mode in his life and work. He adapted the highly sensual, abstract, and symbolic practices found in Japanese Noh theatre and Shinto rituals to Western science, art, and philosophy. One of his most important works of that period is ...

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Chinese, 20th – 21st century, male.

Active in France since 1970.

Born 1948, in China.

Sculptor, installation artist.

After living in Hong Kong from 1962 to 1970, Chan moved to Paris, where he studied at the École des Beaux-Arts. He has taken part in many Salons and group exhibitions in Paris, notably the Salon de Mai, the Salon de Jeune Sculpture, and the MAC ...

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Chinese, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1962, in Zhejiang.

Painter, sculptor. Nudes.

Chen Wanshan began by studying sculpture at the National Zhejiang Academy of Fine Arts, graduating in 1985, and then took up painting. He teaches at the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing. Both his sculptures and his paintings have appeared in many exhibitions in China and in ...

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Chinese, 20th–21st century, male.

Born 1953.

Painter, sculptor. Portraits, still-lifes, landscapes.

or Zheng Zaidong

Cheng Tsai-tung trained in journalism before switching to painting. While technically fairly rudimentary, his work proceeds from a synthetic vision that he renders in large flat areas.

1984–1985, Taiwan New Painting...

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Mary M. Tinti

American sculptor, installation and conceptual artist. His multimedia works investigate the pathology of contemporary culture. Mel Chin was born and raised in Houston, Texas to parents of Chinese birth and received his BA in 1975 from the Peabody College in Nashville, Tennessee. The works in Chin’s oeuvre are diverse in both medium and subject, but a consistent undercurrent of social, political, and environmental responsibility runs throughout. Whether a sculpture, film, video game, installation, public project or earthwork, Chin’s artworks consistently targeted a broad spectrum of pressing cultural and ecological interests and spread their message in subtle, if not viral ways....

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Japanese, 20th century, male.

Born 1913, in Niigata.

Sculptor.

Shigeru Chino taught at Tokyo University of Fine Arts. He exhibited at the Japan Art Association, of which he was a member.

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Korean, 20th century, male.

Sculptor.

Choi Ki-Won studied art at Hong-Ik Univer­sity, Seoul. He has taken part in various group exhibitions, such as 1955-1959, Korean Art Exhibition; 1960-1981, Korean Art Exhibition, National Museum of Contemporary Art; 1992, Chicago International Art Exhibition; 1996, FIAC (Foire Internationale d’Art Con­temporain), Paris. He had solo exhibitions in Seoul in ...

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Korean, 20th century, male.

Born 1935, in Seoul.

Sculptor.

Choi Man-Lin graduated in sculpture from the College of Arts, Seoul National University, in 1958 and went on to complete postgraduate work at Seoul National University and the Pratt Institute, New York. In 1967 he was appointed Professor of Art at Seoul National University and since ...

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Chinese, 20th century, male.

Active in Taiwan.

Born 20 January 1938, in Miaoli.

Sculptor, painter. Figures.

Chu Ming trained as a wood-carver in traditional style, treating historical and religious subjects. He was taught between 1968 and 1976 by the sculptor Yang Ying-feng (b. 1906) who helped him develop a simplified, more expressive style. He is best known for his series of taiji (shadow-boxing) figures dating from the mid-1970s (several of which were later displayed at the South Bank, London) and the ...

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Derrick R. Cartwright

American sculptor of Italian and French parentage. He spent his early childhood in the Far East, before his family moved to San Francisco, CA, in 1941. He entered San Francisco City College in 1953 and attended the University of California at Santa Barbara from 1954 to 1955...