(1912 - 1999)
Shiryu Morita was active/lived in Japan. Shiryu Morita is known for painting.
Biography Shiryu Morita
Born in Toyooka, Japan, Morita Shiryu was an important voice in the
development of post-war Japanese art both in practice and theory. He was
recognized as one of the pioneers of modern calligraphy in Japan and
co-founded the notable Bokujinkai (Ink Human Society). Under his
leadership, the group of artists became one of the most influential and
innovative of the postwar avant garde traditional arts groups that
conceptualized calligraphy as a form of a modern expressionist painting,
an artistic medium seeking to rise above the barriers between cultures
so as to generate a new international art. He travelled and lectured
extensively throughout his career and exhibited his works at the Museum
of Modern Art in New York, the
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