“Taro Yamamoto: Flight Series, circa 1950”

  • BOSTON, Massachusetts
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  • September 14, 2011

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Taro Yamamoto (American, 1919-1994) Abstract No. 10, circa 1950, oil and sand on paperboard, 11 x 9 inches.

Walker-Cunningham Fine Art, located on the second floor at 162 Newbury Street, Boston, announces the exhibition of a series of works by Hans Hoffman student Taro Yamamoto (AMERICAN, 1919-1994). The exhibition of these newly discovered and never-before exhibited works will be on view at Walker-Cunningham Fine Art through October 15th, 2011.

About Taro Yamamoto (American, 1919-1994)

A New York School Abstract Impressionist, Taro Yamamoto was born in Hollywood, California on October 29, 1919. He was raised in Japan having been taken there to live at age six. At nineteen, he returned to the United States and within several years joined the U.S. Army serving in World War II, 1941-1946.

Yamamoto studied at Santa Monica City College in 1949 followed by three years at the Art Students League of New York under the tutelage of Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Morris Kantor, Byron Brown and Vaclav Vytlacil. From 1951-1953, he studied under scholarship at the Han Hofmann School of Fine Arts in New York.

In 1952 while studying at the Art Students League, Taro Yamamoto received the John Sloan Memorial Fellowship. The following year he won the Edward G. McDowell Traveling Fellowship spending a year in Europe. Yamamoto spent periods of time at the McDowell Colony in Peterborough, New Hampshire in 1954, 1956 and 1957.

His solo exhibitions include Gallerie Huit, Paris (1953), Art Students League of New York (1955), Krasner Gallery, New York City (1960-62), 371 Gallery, Provincetown, Massachusetts (1963-1964). Yamamoto participated in a number of group exhibitions such as Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts (1951), New York Contemporary Gallery, New York City (1952), Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown, MA (1952, 1955, 1956, 1962), “New York Painting and Sculpture Annual” Stable Gallery, New York City (1953), Riverside Museum, New York City (1958), University of Minnesota and Dayton Art Institute (1960), and Guild Hall Museum, East Hampton, NY (1957, 1965).

Beginning in 1951, Yamamoto made Provincetown, Massachusetts his home with his wife and son. Taro Yamamoto died at the age of seventy-four on June 12, 1994 in Provincetown.

About Walker-Cunningham Fine Art

Established in 1979, Walker-Cunningham Fine Art is a fine art gallery located at 162 Newbury Street in Boston’s premier shopping and gallery district.

A full service gallery, Walker-Cunningham Fine Art welcomes the opportunity to work with collectors both new and established. With rigorous attention to quality and detail, the gallery offers a range of services including buying, selling, and brokering; restoration and framing consultation and coordination; appraisal and auction representation; and access to the highest quality transport, storage and installation services.

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