Lynn B. Connor - Adventures in History
ISAMU NOGUCHI (1904 - 1970)
Noguchi was of two worlds. His mother was American. His father was Japanese. Isamu went to grade school in Japan and high school in America. He felt he did not belong anywhere.
After high school Isamu worked for a sculptor who told him, "You'll never be a sculptor." That did not stop Isamu. He studied and he experimented with clay, stones, metal, cement, card-board, bones and string.
Isamu wanted sculpture to be part of daily life, not just something for museums. Critics did not think his furniture, lamps, and playgrounds were art.
Look at the photos.
DO YOU THINK PRACTICAL THINGS CAN ALSO BE ART?