Signed and dated lower right front
This poignant signed and dated mixed media oil and sand work on paper by Japanese American Abstract Expressionist Taro Yamamoto is in its original vintage metal frame and ready to hang. It is a classic example of the artist's distinctive fusion of Eastern sensibilities with the European movement of Abstract Expressionism.
Japanese American artist Taro Yamamoto (October 29, 1919 – June 12, 1994) was a member of the New York School of Abstract Expressionism. A protege of Hans Hofmann, his unique body of work reflects both the sensibility of the abstract expressionists like Robert Motherwell and his mentor Hofmann, with the delicacy and exoticism of Japan where he lived from age 6 to 19. Yamamoto studied: 1949 at the Santa Monica City College; 1950-1952 at The Art Students League of New York, under Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Morris Kantor, Byron Browne and Vaclav Vytlacil; 1951-1953 at the Hans Hofmann School of Fine Arts in New York. Yamamoto in 1952 won the John Sloan Memorial Fellowship at The Art Students League of New York. In 1953, under the Edward G. McDowell Traveling Fellowship went to Europe. His impressive body of work has recently been re-discovered, and he was the subject of a major solo exhibition at the Provincetown Art Association in 2011.
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Signature: Signed Taro Yamamoto 72 on the lower right recto