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Title

Vase with linear geometric decoration

circa 1950

Artist

Yamada Hikaru

Japan

1924 – 2001

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  • Details

    Other Title
    (Vase)
    Place where the work was made
    Japan
    Period
    Shôwa period 1926 - 1988 → Japan
    Date
    circa 1950
    Media category
    Ceramic
    Materials used
    stoneware
    Dimensions
    30.0 x 12.3 x 8.9 cm
    Signature & date

    Artist's seal on base, in Japanese, impressed "Hikaru". Not dated.

    Credit
    Gift of Norman Sparnon 1988
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    422.1988
    Artist information
    Yamada Hikaru

    Works in the collection

    5

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  • 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.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Japan

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