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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, Yamada Hikaru studied ceramics at Kyoto Technological High School (1943-45), intending to assist his father who was a ceramicist and Buddhist priest. In 1948 Yamada joined the Shinshōkōgeikai and in the same year became a founding member, along with Kazuo Yagi and Osamu Suzuki, of the avant-garde Sodeisha (Crawling through Mud) group. In the 1950s he lost interest in the Chinese Song dynasty-style ceramics that had previously fascinated him, becoming interested instead in two-dimensional sculptural forms.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Japan

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