Risaburo was born in Yokosuka City Japan in 1924. He was
educated in Japan graduating first from Yokohama University in 1947 where
he studied education, and second from Hosei University in Tokyo in 1954
where he studied Philosophy. In 1964 Kimura moved to New York City.
Kimura has won prizes and enjoyed one person shows in world
venues including: Tokyo, Yokohama, and Osaka, Japan; National Prints Exhibition
in the Brooklyn Museum, New York; Oklahoma Art Center National Exhibition;
Dulin National Competition in Tennessee; Contemporary Art Exhibition of
Japan; Brooklyn Arts Center, New York; and SAGA Fifty Years of American
Printmaking, New York.
Other venues of premier exhibitions include: the Japanese
Art Festival in the Museum of Cherrusky, Paris and in Brazil and Italy;
Trends in Contemporary Japanese Art at the National Museum of Modern Art
in Kyoto, Japan; Biennial of Prints in Tokyo, Japan; Modern Prints of
Japan in Brussels, Belgium; Palace of Fine Arts in Mexico City; and the
Japanese Arts Festival at the Guggenheim Museum in New York. Kimura's
work is collected in permanent museum collections including: Oklahoma
Art Center; Long Island University; The Museum of Modern Art in New York;
The Brooklyn Museum; Kyoto City Hall, Japan; I.B.M. World Trade Corporations
Headquarters N.Y.; Cincinnati Art Museum in Ohio; Philadelphia Art Museum
in Pennsylvania; National Museum of Modern Art in Kyoto Japan; Museo La
Tertulia Cali in Colombia, South America; The Bank of America in New York;
and The Museum of Modern Art in New York.
The art below is from the suite, Great Cities of the
World. This suite of twenty pieces was created with a combination
of plates and stones; each graphic is a combination of silk screen and
lithograph. All drawing and hand cut screens were made by the artist.
And, the creation of the suite took Kimura nearly three years of continuous
production. The paper size of each print is 30" x 24", and the edition
size is 250. The Great Cities shown below are: Geneva and Sydney.
Other cities represented in the suite are: Athens; Bangkok;
Berlin; Buenos Aires; Hong King; London; Moscow; New York; Oslo; Paris;
Peking; Prague; Rio; Tokyo; Venice; and Vienna.
Contact us to see the other images in the portfolio.
Contact us to see other images from the twenty piece Great Cities of the World suite.
See: Amarger: Great World Newspapers.
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