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Suzuki osamu

suzuki osamu

suzuki osamu 鈴木治(1926-2001)

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The importance of artist Suzuki Osamu and the Sodeisha group goes without saying here. We have shared with you Osamu’s gorgeously minimalist abstract horses, birds, and plants, and are thrilled to bring you this rare and unusual gem of a piece. This poetic work comes from the late 1970s, when Osamu was at the height of his career. The simple beauty and seamless integration of form and design on display here are the hallmarks of a mature and sensitive artist, and show us Osamu’s skill at its peak. 



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