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Title

Black ceramic screen


Artist

YAMADA Hikaru

Japan

1924 - 2001


About

Born in 1924 in Gifu, Gifu Prefecture, Hikaru studied ceramics at Kyoto Technological High School between 1943-45, then intending to assist his father in ceramics. In 1948 he joined the 'Shinshôkôgeikai and in the same year became a founding member, along with Kazuo Yagi and Osamu Suzuki, of the avant-garde 'Sodeisha' group and participated in their shows. In 1952 Hikaru exhibited at a Kyoto gallery with Suzuki. It was around this time that he lost interest in the Song-style ceramics that had fascinated him to date. In 1926 Kikaru began the production of Craft (miscellaneous daily wares). He has participated in various shows including those of the Japan Ceramic Associaton and the Tokyo and Kyoto Museums of Modern Art.


Details


Alternative title

Kokutô sukurîn


Place where the work was made

Japan


Date

20th century


Media category

Ceramic


Materials used

stoneware with black glaze


Dimensions

54.4 x 28.0 x 13.5 cm


Signature & date

Signed on lid [associated NWA box] in Japanese, ink "Yamada Hikaru zô [made by Yamada Hikaru" [and artist's seal]. Not dated.


Credit

Gift of Rev. Muneharu Kurozumi 1981


Location

Not on display


Accession number

311.1981


Artist information

YAMADA Hikaru

Works in the collection

5


Place

Where the work was made
Japan

Referenced in 2 publications

Bibliography


Jackie Menzies, Contemporary Japanese Ceramics, Sydney, 1991, 4. cat.no. 32

Jackie Menzies (Editor), The Asian Collections Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'Ceramics', Sydney, 2003, 271 (colour illus.).