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Tomiya Matsuda Abstract Modern Ceramic Sculpture


Glazed terra cotta abstract modern sculpture by Tomiya Matsuda. Identical form in triplicate. Outside sections function as the legs as well as body. Inside section is juxtaposed and parcel glazed with dotted center. Tomiya Matsuda (1939-2011) studied at the Kyoto University during the late 1950s and early 1960s, the most active time for the Sodeisha group. After obtaining his graduate degree, Matsuda worked as a visiting professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) in 1967 and 1968. From the estate of William August Hoffman, a professor of ceramics at SAIC during Matsuda's time there. Hoffman acquired the work from the artist when Matsuda returned to Japan in 1968. 1939 Born in Nara Japan 1961 Graduated from the Kyoto City College of Fine Arts Ceramic faculty 1963 Graduate studies Kyoto City College of Fine Arts 1963~1966 Instructor of Ceramics, Kyoto City College of Fine Arts 1966~1968 Visiting Instructor in Ceramics, Art Institute of Chicago 1963~1966 Exhibition of the Modern Arts Association 1967 Art Institute of Chicago exhibition with Earl Hooks & Marc Hansen 1967 RAVINIA Festival Art Exhibition (invitational) 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989 Kazuo-Yagi-Award Contemporary Ceramic Exhibition 1987 Kofu Exhibition (Three Artists in Sculpture) 1988 Asahi Contemporary Arts and Crafts Exhibition (invitational) 2002 The European Coffee Cup Exhibition (Brussels, Belgium) 1989 Exhibition artists at the International Ceramic Art, Faenza,Italy 1992 Contemporary Ceramics in the UK and Japan (Vienna, Austria) 1997 It’s Horizontal and Vertical A Vision of Eight Japanese and Korean Artists, Ilming Museum of Art (Seoul, Korea) 2000 The Sixth Golden Ceramics Awards (Yingko, Taiwan) 2001 Fuji-Seoul An Exhibition of Eight Leading Japanese and Korean Artists (Fujiyoshida) Solo Exhibitions: 1974, 1976, 1981, 1987, 1992, 1997 & 2002 Gallery Nippon, Tokyo 1985 Masuda Studio, Tokyo 1989, 1991, 1993, 1998 & 2003 Galleries Pousse, Tokyo 1998 & 2002 Gallery Innocent, Kofu 1999 NaNo-rium, Fujiyoshida 2000 Jyugenmon, Tokyo.


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    H 12 in. x W 8.75 in. x D 7 in.

    H 30.48 cm x W 22.23 cm x D 17.78 cm

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