(1905 - 1972)
Jiro Yoshihara was active/lived in Japan. Jiro Yoshihara is known for surreal, abstract expressionist painting, circle shapes, calligraphy.
Biography Jiro Yoshihara
Jiro Yoshihara was a Japanese painter. In 1954, along with Shozo Shimamoto, he co-founded the avant-garde Gutai Group* in Osaka. He was a businessman and scion of a family that owned a cooking-oil company, along with a group of young, Hanshin-region artists. Yoshihara had taught Western-style painting before becoming Gutai’s leader.
Yoshihara wrote the "Gutai Manifesto" in 1956, and was the leader of the so named group of internationally acclaimed avant-garde artists representative of Japan's post-war art world. He worked in surrealist* and abstract expressionist* painting styles before turning, in his final years, to the repeated depiction of circles reminiscent of "satori," the enlightenment of Zen. This white circle was made by le
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