Collection: Isamu Noguchi

Born 17 November 1904 Los Angeles, California, USA. Died 30 December 1988 New York City, New York, USA. Born to the American writer Leonie Gilmour and the Japanese poet Yonejirō (Yone) Noguchi; raised in Japan and the United States. 1923–25 Studies pre-medicine at Columbia University, New York City. 1924 Evening classes in sculpture at the Leonardo da Vinci Art School in New York City; assistant to sculptor Onorio Ruotolo. 1927 Assistant to the sculptor Constantin Brancusi, Paris. 1930 Studies traditional brush drawing in Beijing. 1931 Studies traditional Japanese pottery in Kyoto, Japan. 1933/34 First designs for large public projects (never realized). 1935/36 Wall relief for the Mercado Abelardo Rodriguez in Mexico City, created under the supervision of Diego Rivera. 1936–67 Set and costume designs for the choreographer Martha Graham.  Show more information

1937 First mass-produced product, the Babyfon Radio Nurse for the Zenith Radio Corporation, Chicago, Illinois. 1939–50s Various furniture designs for the Herman Miller Furniture Company, Zeeland, Michigan, including a coffee table and the Freeform Sofa. 1944/45 Exhibits a chess table at The Imagery of Chess exhibition at the Julien Levy Gallery in New York City. 1951 Akari lamps made of traditional Japanese materials. 1955–58 First garden design for UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, inspired by traditional Japanese gardens. From 1961 Studio in Long Island City, New York. 1968 Publishes his autobiography A Sculptor’s World; first retrospective at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City. From 1969 Studio in Mure-cho on Shikoku, Japan. 1985 Opening of the Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum in Long Island City (now the Noguchi Museum). 1999 Opening of the Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum in Japan, in his former studio in Mure-cho.

Text: Adrian Luncke

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