63.5 x 22.5cm diam (of the mask)
Yasuhara Kimei based his activities in the government-sponsored annual exhibition. Characterised by their abstract and geometric designs, Yasuhara’s works from the 1930s were noticed by Teshigahara Sofu, the founder of the abstract Sogetsu School of Ikebana (Teshigahara was searching for potters who could make vases suitable for his free-style flower arrangements).
The Asian Collections, AGNSW, 2003, pg.270.
Yasuhara Kimei was a seminal figure in the development of the avant-garde ceramic movement in post-war Japan. He exhibited in the important Nitten exhibitions, and at other venues.
Norman Sparnon (b.1913, d.1995) (Author), Japanese Flower Arrangements, Tokyo, 1960, 144 [illus.].
'Ceramics', The Asian Collections Art Gallery of New South Wales 2003, 2003, 270 (colour illus.).
Norman Sparnon Retrospective, David Jones' Art Gallery, Sydney, 23 Jun 1994–10 Jul 1994.