Suzuki Osamu 鈴木治 Japanese, 1926-2001

Selected Public Collections:

  • Victoria and Albert Museum
  • Musée Magnelli del la Céramique, Vallauris, France
  • Musée national de Céramique, Sèvres, France
  • Museo Internazionale delle Ceramiche, Faenza, Italy
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY, New York
  • Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas
  • Brooklyn Museum, New York, NY
  • Polk Museum of Art, Lakeland
  • Portland Art Museum, Portland
  • Seattle Art Museum, Seattle
  • Arthur M. Sackler Museum
  • National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
  • Musee Tomo, Tokyo
  • National Museum of Art, Osaka
  • National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto
  • Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art
  • Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka 



1926 Born in Kyoto

1943    Graduated from the Kyoto Second Industrial School
1946    Joined the Young Ceramists 
1948    Founding member of the Sōdeisha group
1949    Taught at the ceramic department of a Kyoto high school

  • Worked for the Seven Colors Craft Company

1954    Stopped making functional ceramics 
1967    Began executing a series of highly abstract horses
1969    Moved to Kiyomizu Danchi
1993    Cultural Merits from City of Kyoto
1994    Arts and Culture Award
1998    30th Annual Crafts of Japan Award
1999    Asahi Award of Excellence
2001    Passed away