Isamu Noguchi

Isamu Noguchi (野口 勇, Noguchi Isamu, November 17, 1904 – December 30, 1988) was an American artist and landscape architect whose artistic career spanned six decades, from the 1920s onward.[2] Known for his sculpture and public artworks, Noguchi also designed stage sets for various Martha Graham productions, and several mass-produced lamps and furniture pieces, some of which are still manufactured and sold.

Isamu Noguchi
Isamu Noguchi, 1941
Born(1904-11-17)November 17, 1904
Los Angeles, California, United States
DiedDecember 30, 1988(1988-12-30) (aged 84)
EducationColumbia University
Known forSculpture
landscape architecture
Notable work
Red Cube (New York City)
Black Sun (Seattle)
Sky Gate (Honolulu)
Akari lanterns
Herman Miller lounge table
Sapporo Moerenuma Park
(m. 1951; div. 1957)
AwardsLogan Medal of the arts (Art Institute of Chicago)1963; Gold Medal, Architectural League of New York1965; Brandeis Creative Arts Award, 1966; Gold Medal (American Academy of Arts and Letters), 1977; Order of the Sacred Treasure; National Medal of Arts (1987)
The Garden of Peace, UNESCO headquarters, Paris. Donated by the Government of Japan, this garden was designed by Isamu Noguchi in 1958 and installed by Japanese gardener Toemon Sano.

In 1947, Noguchi began a collaboration with the Herman Miller company, when he joined with George Nelson, Paul László and Charles Eames to produce a catalog containing what is often considered to be the most influential body of modern furniture ever produced, including the iconic Noguchi table which remains in production today.[3] His work lives on around the world and at the Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum in New York City.

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