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Smithsonian oral history interview: Isamu Noguchi

Noguchi, Isamu, b. 1904 d. 1988 
Sculptor 
Long Island City, N.Y. An interview of Isamu Noguchi conducted 1973 Nov. 7-1973 Dec. 26, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. The transcript of this interview is in … Continue reading

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Bells Toll for Ceramist Toshiko Takaezu

“I never had the sense of myself as an accomplished artist, and I always had to work three times as hard as anyone else to make my pieces as good as they could be. I am never completely satisfied. There … Continue reading

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Toshiko Takaezu: Blending Life and Art to Create Poetry

— In the early 1980s, I learned about Japanese Living National Treasures from my own teacher, Mr. Takehara. This story reminded me of his teachings about the subject, as we covered ceramists and bell makers. I am sharing another’s story … Continue reading

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