Taro Yamamoto American, 1919-1993


American-Japanese non-objective painter Taro Yamamoto was an integral part of the Post-War Abstract Expressionist Art Movement that consumed the New York art scene in the 1950’s along with such well known artists Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, and Franz Kline. A student at the Art Students League of New York from 1950-1, he studied under Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Morris Kanter, and Byron Brown. Later the next year he studied with Vaclav Vytlacil and then at the iconic Hans Hofmann School of Fine Arts in New York. American-Japanese artists who were working in New York at this time created works of art that reflected the artistic tendencies of the artists who were  working all around them, but they also brought to bear on their own individual works certain cultural influences unique to themselves, while incorporating elements of these outside forces. The result of all these influences is our Untitled, 1957 painted while he was at the Mc Dowell Colony in Peterborough, New Hampshire where he produced several important works. Such other iconic artists who were at the McDowell Art Colony at the same time were Jackson Pollock, Stuart Davis, Milton Avery, Mark Rothko, and Willem de Kooning.   

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