Apr 3, 2013 9:23:20 AM
Isamu Noguchi (1904 – 1988) was a Japanese American that has produced many works of art across multiple mediums. His love was sculpture and design. His designs were sculptural forms of furniture, lighting, ceramics, furniture, gardens, and set design. His sculptures were made of stainless steel, marble, cast iron, balsawood, bronze, sheet aluminum, basalt, granite, mulberry bark paper, bamboo, and water. Isamu Noguchi was extremely talented across the Arts. He initially studied premed, however after being enrolled in sculpture classes; he decided to drop out of medical school and study sculpture full time. At the urging of his mother, he enrolled at the Leonardo da Vinci School of Art in New York City. He was first recognized in the U.S. after being commissioned for the Associated Press Building. His cast stainless steel Art Deco plaque depicted journalists at work. His sculpture was installed in 1940 above the entrance to the Associated Press Building at 50 Rockefeller Center. Noguchi had his hand in designing playgrounds, plazas, fountains, and gardens, sculptures, furniture, and lighting designs. He loved the idea of creating sculpture that the public can enjoy. His creations are influenced by Surrealism, Biomorphism, and Abstract Expressionism. He was very well traveled and was also influenced by Eastern cultures. Nocuchi’s furniture and lighting designs are now available to everyone in like form, some of which are carried by EZMODFURNITURE.COM. For more information on Isamu Noguchi visit the museum he founded himself online or in person. The Noguchi Museum is in Long Island, New York. Written by Janette Alvarez
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