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ID: 500192170
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/ulan/500192170

 

Record Type: Person
Azuma, Kengiro (Japanese painter, sculptor, and draftsman, 1926-2016)

Note: Born to a family of bronze workers, he was a pilot in the Japanese armed forces during WWII. After the war he studied at the University of Tokyo in 1949 then in Milan at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera from 1956. He was an assistant to the sculptor Marino Marini, who influenced his work. He exhibited throughout Europe in the 1960s, and was featured in the exhibition “The New Japanese Painting and Sculpture” in 1966 at MoMA in New York. A retrospective of his work was mounted in 1994 at the Museo d’Arte of Mendrisio in Switzerland.

Names:
Azuma, Kengiro (preferred,V,index)
Kengiro Azuma (V)
Kenjirō Azuma (V)
Azuma, Kengirō (V)
Azuma, Kenjirō (V)

Nationalities:
Japanese (preferred)

Roles:
artist (preferred)
sculptor
painter
draftsman

Gender: male

Birth and Death Places:
Born:  Yamagata (Yamagata, Japan) (inhabited place)

Related People or Corporate Bodies:
assistant of ....  Marini, Marino  
......................  (Italian sculptor, painter, and printmaker, 1901-1980) [500031294]

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Persons, Artists
 ........  Azuma, Kengiro (I,U)

Biographies:
(Japanese painter, sculptor, and draftsman, 1926-2016) ..... [VP Preferred]
(sculptor, active 1960) ..... [CL-Courtauld]
(Japanese artist, born 1926) ..... [AVERY]
(artist, active 20th century) ..... [GRISC]
(Japanese artist, born 1926) ..... [MoMA]

Additional Names:

Sources and Contributors:
Azuma, Kengiro ........ [AVERY Preferred, CL-Courtauld Preferred, GRISC Preferred, MoMA, VP]
..............................  Artforum [online] (2004-) obit.
..............................  Artists, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) New York (2000-)
..............................  Avery Authority files (1963-)
..............................  Harald Szeemann papers, Finding Aid, GRI Special Collections (2011-)
..............................  Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York [online] (2000-)
..............................  Witt Library, Authority files
Azuma, Kengirō ........ [VP]
..............................  Allgemeines Künstlerlexikon / Artists of the World (2009-) accessed 19 February 2010
Azuma, Kenjirō ........ [VP]
..............................  Allgemeines Künstlerlexikon / Artists of the World (2009-) accessed 19 February 2010
Kengiro Azuma ........ [AVERY, CL-Courtauld, GRISC, MoMA Preferred, VP]
............................  Artists, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) New York (2000-)
............................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
............................  Harald Szeemann papers, Finding Aid, GRI Special Collections (2011-)
Kenjirō Azuma ........ [VP]
............................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules

Subject: ........ [AVERY, CL-Courtauld, Gallery Systems, GRISC, MoMA, VP]
....................  Allgemeines Künstlerlexikon / Artists of the World (2009-) accessed 19 February 2010
....................  Gallery Systems (2000-) LOC ID: n82163995
....................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
....................  Harald Szeemann papers, Finding Aid, GRI Special Collections (2011-)
....................  LCNAF Library of Congress Name Authority File [n.d.]
....................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) LOC ID: n82163995
....................  Witt Library, Authority files
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
.......... Artforum [online] (2004-) obit.
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