Risaburo KIMURA

(1924-2014)

Born in Kanagawa Prefecture and attended Kanagawa Instructor's School (now Yokohama National University) and Hosei University Department of Philosophy. While at Hosei University, after learning from Tetsuzo TANIKAWA, KIMURA decided to become an art critic, but changed paths to being an painter. As his relationship with Teijiro KUBO deepened and as he made aqcuaintaince with artists like Q Ei, Ay-O, and Masuo IKEDA, he participated in the sozo biiku movement led by KUBO.

Crossed to the United States in 1964. Established an atelier in Manhattan, New York. and started to focus on a variety of work, particularly silkscreens, on the theme "construction and decay of a city". With series like "THE NEW YORK TIMES", with a newspaper motif, and "City", abstract and symbolic images of cities, KIMURA displayed his works at print exhibitions across the country. He passed away in New York in 2014.

 


"57st & 5th Ave. New York
"

1974
Silkscreen
Image size: 39.0×32.0cm
Sheet size: 43.2×35.6cm
Ed.200  
Signed


"Chicago
"
1976
Silkscreen
Image size: 53.5×41.0cm
Sheet size: 63.4×50.7cm 
Ed.50 
Signed


"San Fransisco
"
1976
Silkscreen
Image size: 41.0×54.0cm
Sheet size: 53.7×67.8cm
Ed.50  
Signed

 

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