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Masaaki Yamada

 (1929 - 2010)
Masaaki Yamada was active/lived in Japan.  Masaaki Yamada is known for paintings of stripes and colors, geometric abstraction.

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Masaaki Yamada


Masaaki Yamada: A painter of all stripes and colors
By Matthew Larking, Special to the Japan Times, March 14, 2017

Masaaki Yamada (1929-2010) is like a mystery man of modernism. He apparently had no specialist art training of note and is known only by a skeleton biography that is mostly blank before 1943, and patchy thereafter. Said to have begun painting from the so-called tabula rasa of bombed out World War II Tokyo, his unforgettable memories of conflict forced him into a covenant with painting in which he sought meaning and direction in a world he could control.

Yamada assiduously documented his 2,281 oil paintings and 2,777 works on paper in 56 handwritten notebooks detailing his production processes   ...  Displaying 750 of 8880 characters.



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About  Masaaki Yamada

Born:  1929
Died:   2010
Known for:  paintings of stripes and colors, geometric abstraction