(1904 - 2001)
Yoshishige Saito was active/lived in Japan. Yoshishige Saito is known for painting; sculpture.
A leader of the Japanese abstract art movement, Saito Yoshishige
influenced a generation of artists. Mono-ha [School of Things] evolved
in the late 1960s in part from his teachings; a movement that is
considered to have changed the course of Japanese art by placing Asia at
the centre, rather than on the fringe, of contemporary artistic
practice and discussion.
Saito was a professor of Tama Art University, Tokyo from 1964 until 1973
and his teachings included encouraging his students to create art that
was modern but not constrained by Western concepts. Several of his
students became central figures of the Mono-ha movement, including
Sekine Nobuo (see lots 42 and 43), Suga Kishio (see lots 44-48) and
Koshimizu Susumu. ... Displaying 750 of 947 characters.