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(1928 – 2013), Japan

Shozo Shimamoto Biography

Shozo Shimamoto was born in Osaka in 1928. After attending the University of Kwansei Gakuin, he became famous as the founder of the Gutai movement in the 1950s, distinguishing himself with an action-based pictorial style, offering an Oriental response to Pollock’s Abstract Expressionism and Allan Kaprow’s Happenings. His work has appeared in many important exhibitions, including those at the Solomon Guggenheim Museum in New York, the MOCA in Los Angeles, and the Jeu de Paume in Paris, and can be found in the permanent collections of major international institutions such as the Tate Modern in London, the National Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art in Rome and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Tokyo. Nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1996, Shimamoto died in Osaka in 2013 at the age of 85.

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Untitled by Shozo Shimamoto contemporary artwork painting
Shozo Shimamoto Untitled, 2011 Acrylic on canvas
208.5 x 150 cm
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Untitled SHIM-51 by Shozo Shimamoto contemporary artwork painting, works on paper, sculpture
Shozo Shimamoto Untitled SHIM-51, 2010 Acrylic, glass on canvas
162 x 134.3 cm
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Magi M by Shozo Shimamoto contemporary artwork painting
Shozo Shimamoto Magi M, 2008 Acrylic and broken glass on canvas
210 x 148 cm
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Capri - Certosa 53 by Shozo Shimamoto contemporary artwork painting
Shozo Shimamoto Capri - Certosa 53, 2008 Acrylic, paper, broken glass on light canvas
190 x 220 cm
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Heiwa No Akashi 2007-18 by Shozo Shimamoto contemporary artwork painting
Shozo Shimamoto Heiwa No Akashi 2007-18, 2007 Acrylic on canvas
140 x 125 cm
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Untitled (Shibu) by Shozo Shimamoto contemporary artwork mixed media
Shozo Shimamoto Untitled (Shibu), 1954–1958 Oil, mixed media and paper collage on newspaper
199.5 x 148.5 x 10 cm
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Untitled by Shozo Shimamoto contemporary artwork painting
Shozo Shimamoto Untitled, 1961 Oil, mixed media on canvas
117.5 x 91.4 x 2.5 cm
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