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KAWARA, On (<i>born</i> 1933), Painter, collage artist

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
KAWARA, On (born 1933), Painter, collage artist

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Japanese, 20th century, male.

Active in the USA from c. 1962.

Born 1933, in Kariya (Aichi).

Painter, collage artist. Multimedia.

Conceptual Art, Mail Art.

Kawara is a self-taught artist. After painting his early works in Japan, he emigrated to the USA in the early 1960s. His first works from the 1950s express a desire to exploit the grotesque, as in the swollen female torsoes surrounded

Reference Entry.  1667 words. 

Subjects: Art ; Biographical Studies

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