Suzuki Osamu 鈴木治 Japanese, 1926-2001

A founder of the Sodeisha movement alongside Yamada Hikaru, Suzuki Osamu’s works display an abstraction of animalistic imagery using minimalistic sensibilities. As a Sodeisha artist, Suzuki Osamu eschewed folk-craft movements, which dominated the Japanese pottery industry. Instead, he treated ceramics as a sculptural medium, placing emphasis on its interpretative artistic value.