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ID: 500008602
 
Record Type: Person
Noguchi, Isamu (American sculptor and designer, 1904-1988)

Note: Modernist sculptor and designer was born in Los Angeles to Yone Noguchi, a Japanese poet and teacher, and Leonie Gilmore, an American novelist. His early years (1906-1918) were spent in Japan. He attended high school in Indiana. After high school he worked briefly for the American sculptor Gutzon Borglum and later studied in Paris (1927-1928) where he met Calder, Giacometti, and Brancusi, in whose studio he worked for six months. He traveled frequently and spent time in New York, London, Beijing, (post-war) Japan, and Mexico. He worked as a portraitist and decorator during the war years, and from 1935 began designing sets for the stage, most notably for Martha Graham. He worked primarily as a sculptor, but created designs for parks, monuments, playgrounds, fountains, and gardens. His designs for furniture and lighting (akari) remain in production. Sculptor.

Names:
Noguchi, Isamu (preferred,V,index,LC)
Isamu Noguchi (V,display)
ノグチイサム (U)
野口イサム (U)

Nationalities:
American (preferred)
Japanese
Japanese-American

Roles:
artist (preferred)
designer
sculptor
furniture designer
garden designer
landscape architect
environmental designer
interior designer

Gender: male

Birth and Death Places:
Born:  Los Angeles (Los Angeles county, California, United States) (inhabited place)
Died:  New York City (New York state, United States) (inhabited place)

Related People or Corporate Bodies:
assistant of ....  Brancusi, Constantin  1927-1928
......................  (Romanian sculptor, 1876-1957, active in France) [500016157]
collaborated with ....  Bunshaft, Gordon  
................................  (American architect, 1909-1990) [500031232]
collaborated with ....  Cage, John  
................................  (American composer and printmaker, 1912-1992) [500092036]
collaborated with ....  Kitaōji, Rosanjin  
................................  (Japanese potter, calligrapher, and medalist, 1883-1959) [500123494]
collaborated with ....  Skidmore, Owings & Merrill  
................................  (American architectural firm, established 1939) [500045910]
colleague of ....  Fuller, R. Buckminster  
......................  (American architect and inventor, 1895-1983) [500015697]
colleague of ....  Gorky, Arshile  
......................  (American painter, 1904-1948) [500021392]
influenced by ....  Brancusi, Constantin  
........................  (Romanian sculptor, 1876-1957, active in France) [500016157]
related to ....  Isamu Noguchi Foundation  
..................  (American foundation, contemporary) [500274608]
representative of (person to institution) ....  The Noguchi Musuem  
..........................................................................  (American museum, New York, established 1985) [500281003]
student of ....  Borglum, Gutzon  
..................  (American sculptor, 1867-1941) [500019058]
student of ....  Qi Baishi  
..................  (Chinese painter, 1863-1957) [500125676]
student of ....  Ruotolo, Onorio  
..................  (American sculptor, 20th century) [500101333]

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Persons, Artists
 ........  Noguchi, Isamu (I)

Biographies:
(American sculptor and designer, 1904-1988) ..... [BHA Preferred]
(artist, 1904-1988) ..... [GRL]
(American sculptor, 1904-1988) ..... [Grove Art]
(American sculptor, 1904-1988) ..... [AVERY]
(American sculptor, 1904-1988) ..... [CL-Courtauld]
(American artist, 1904-1988) ..... [WL-Courtauld]
(American artist, 1904-1988) ..... [WCI]
(American sculptor, b.1904) ..... [GRLPSC]
(Sculptor, 1904-1988) ..... [AVERY]

Sources and Contributors:
Isamu Noguchi ........ [VP]
............................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
Noguchi, Isamu ........ [AVERY Preferred, BHA Preferred, CL-Courtauld Preferred, GRL Preferred, GRLPSC Preferred, Grove Art Preferred, WCI Preferred, WL-Courtauld Preferred]
..............................  Avery Authority files (1963-)
..............................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
..............................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 80005836
..............................  RILA/BHA (1975-2000)
..............................  Witt Library, Authority files
ノグチイサム ........ [GRL]
..............  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 80005836
野口イサム ........ [GRL]
............  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 80005836

Subject: ........ [AVERY, BHA, CL-Courtauld, GRL, GRLPSC, Grove Art, VP, WCI, WL-Courtauld]
....................  AIA Journal, 1989 June 1989
....................  Berkshire Eagle (31 December 1988)
....................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
....................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
....................  LCNAF Library of Congress Name Authority File [n.d.] 84
....................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.)
....................  Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-)
....................  Noguchi Museum (2007-)
....................  RILA/BHA (1975-2000)
....................  Who Was Who in America (1899-1890-)
....................  Who's Who in American Art (1936-) 1976
....................  Witt Library, Authority files
....................  Wood, Surreal Things: Surrealism and Design (2007) 354
 
Note:
English .......... [AVERY, CL-Courtauld, VP, WL-Courtauld]
.......... Bénézit Dictionary of Artists: English Edition (2006) 10:405
.......... Grove Art Online (2003-2008) accessed 19 February 2007
.......... LCNAF Library of Congress Name Authority File [n.d.] 84
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