Born in Los Angeles in 1904, to American poet Leonie Gilmore and Japanese poet Noguchi Yonejirou, Isamu Noguchi was one of the twentieth century’s most important and critically acclaimed sculptors. In 1924, He drop out of Columbia University to focus full time on sculpture making. Through a lifetime of artistic experimentation, he created sculpture, furniture and lighting designs, drawings, ceramics, architecture, landscape and set designs. The artist also believed strongly in art and design’s social role, thus he dedicated much of his life creating public works such as parks, plazas, and fountains throughout the world. Noguchi’s first retrospective in the United States was in 1968, at the Whitney Museum of American Art, in New York City. In 1986, he represented the United States at the Venice Biennale. The artist’s work are collected by major museums, including The Brooklyn Museum, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art, The Noguchi Museum; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, and Whitney Museum of American Art.
Isamu NOGUCHI 野口勇