List of origamists
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An origamist is a person who is associated with the art of origami. Some notable origamists are:
- Neal Elias - One of the first modern origamists, famous for amongst other things his box pleating.
- Peter Engel - influential origami artist and theorist
- Tomoko Fuse (布施 知子) - famous for boxes and unit origami
- Robert Harbin - popularised origami in Britain; also presented a series of short programmes entitled Origami, made by Thames Television for ITV
- Humiaki Huzita - Formulated the first six of the Huzita–Hatori axioms.
- Eric Joisel - French wet-folder renowned for his lifelike masks
- Kade Chan - Professional Hong Kong origami artist who specializes in designing origami monster characters, he designed his first origami "Fiery Dragon" in 2008 when he was 14.
- Satoshi Kamiya - One of the youngest geniuses of the origami field
- Kunihiko Kasahara - devised a standardized method for creating many modular polyhedra
- Toshikazu Kawasaki - Japanese mathematician famous for his Iso-area folding theory and his many geometric folds, including Kawasaki's "Rose"
- Marc Kirschenbaum - known for his instrumentalist designs
- Hideo Kumayama Brazilian origamist.
- Carmel D. Morris Origami author of many books; most notable are her advanced origami paper airplanes.
- Michael G. LaFosse Origami designer and author of many books. Co-founder, with Richard L. Alexander, of Origamido® Studio and Origamido® Paper. Notable pioneers in the making of custom handmade papers for origami artists, and for their own, original origami creations.
- Robert J. Lang - Author of many Origami books including the new benchmark Origami Design Secrets
- Sing-man Lee - Hong Kong paper-tearing artist who tears paper according to the order of strokes of the word.
- Ligia Montoya - Argentine paper-folder who played crucial role in establishing paper-folding as an international movement
- John Montroll - probably the most prolific Western artist and author of over 30 books on origami
- Samuel Randlett - helped design and popularize the Yoshizawa-Randlett diagramming system
- Nick Robinson - professional origami artist and author of over seventy books on origami
- Leonor Rosser - Origami presenter for television
- Jeremy Shafer - professional entertainer and origamist based in Berkeley, California.
- Florence Temko - a pioneer in spreading origami in the United States, is the most prolific author on this subject. With 55 books to her credit on paperarts and folk crafts, she has been a strong influence on interesting beginners in the art of paperfolding.
- Miguel de Unamuno - Spanish essayist, novelist, poet, playwright and philosopher who devised many new models and popularized origami in Spain and South America in the early twentieth century.
- Makoto Yamaguchi
- Akira Yoshizawa - reinvented modern origami. Created the modern repertoire of folding symbols