Akira Komoto

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Akira Komoto (小本 章 Komoto Akira?) is a Japanese artist and photographer, whose photographs often show his artworks in the open air.

Born Masaaki Komoto (小本 昌彰, Komoto Masaaki) in Ōmori-ku, Tokyo (now Ōta-ku, Tokyo) on 14 August 1935,[1] Komoto was brought up in Seki, Gifu Prefecture.[2] He studied at Gifu University, graduating in 1958; and until 1962 at the graduate school of Tokyo University of Education (now Tsukuba University).[1]

Nomoto has created paintings, prints and photographs from the 1960s. From the 1980s these have gained critical acclaim outside Japan, bringing Nomoto invitations to Spain and elsewhere in Europe.[1]

From 1971 to 1974 Nomoto taught at Gifu College of Education (now Gifu Shotoku Gakuen University); since 1994 he has been teaching at Joshibi University of Art and Design.[2]

Exhibitions[edit]

One-man exhibitions[edit]

Other exhibitions[edit]

Collections[edit]

Bibliothèque nationale de France (Paris);[2] Hyōgo Prefectural Museum of Art;[2] Kunsthalle Düsseldorf;[2] Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo;[2] Museum of Fine Arts, Gifu;[2] Museum of Modern Art, Kamakura and Hayama;[2] National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto;[2] National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo;[2] Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography;[1] Victoria and Albert Museum (London);.[2]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Mihashi Junko (三橋純子), "Nomoto Akira", Nihon shashinka jiten (日本写真家事典) / 328 Outstanding Japanese Photographers (Kyoto: Tankōsha, 2000; ISBN 4-473-01750-8), p.139. (Despite the English language alternative title, in Japanese only.)
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t "Shizen e / shizen kara", Gifu Collection of Modern Arts, 2008.

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