Suzuki Osamu 鈴木治 Japanese, 1926-2001

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


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