Akira Yoshizawa

1911 - 2005

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Akira Yoshizawa (吉澤 章 Yoshizawa Akira; 14 March 1911 – 14 March 2005) was a Japanese origamist, considered to be the grandmaster of origami. He is credited with raising origami from a craft to a living art. According to his own estimation made in 1989, he created more than 50,000 models, of which only a few hundred designs were presented as diagrams in his 18 books. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Akira Yoshizawa has received more than 168,599 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). Akira Yoshizawa is the 28th most popular artist (down from 26th in 2019), the 150th most popular biography from Japan (down from 141st in 2019) and the 4th most popular Japanese Artist.

Akira Yoshizawa is most famous for his origami creations.

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Among artists, Akira Yoshizawa ranks 28 out of 77Before him are David Hockney, Josef Albers, Adolph Menzel, Keith Haring, Émile Gallé, and Ulay. After him are Bernt Notke, Edward Burne-Jones, Méret Oppenheim, Barnett Newman, Ai Weiwei, and John Heartfield.

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Among people born in 1911, Akira Yoshizawa ranks 46Before him are Vincent Price, John Archibald Wheeler, Cantinflas, Bernard Katz, Trygve Haavelmo, and Henri Troyat. After him are Bernard Herrmann, Ernesto Sabato, Gustav Wagner, William Howard Stein, Bruno Kreisky, and Robert Taylor. Among people deceased in 2005, Akira Yoshizawa ranks 42Before him are Ibrahim Ferrer, George F. Kennan, Brother Roger, Aslan Maskhadov, Ahmed Deedat, and Edward Heath. After him are Robert Wise, Hunter S. Thompson, Wim Duisenberg, Robert Sheckley, Rosemary Kennedy, and Peter Benenson.

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In Japan

Among people born in Japan, Akira Yoshizawa ranks 150 out of 5,560Before him are Tokugawa Iemitsu (1604), Emperor Go-Kōmyō (1633), Sakichi Toyoda (1867), Sen no Rikyū (1522), Akira Kitaguchi (1935), and Emperor Go-Daigo (1288). After him are Emperor Momozono (1741), Tsukasa Hosaka (1937), Akira Suzuki (1930), Nagisa Oshima (1932), Takashi Kasahara (1918), and Emperor Kōgen (-272).

Among ARTISTS In Japan

Among artists born in Japan, Akira Yoshizawa ranks 4Before him are Hokusai (1760), Yoko Ono (1933), and Hiroshige (1797). After him are Yoshitaka Amano (1952) and Yoshitomo Nara (1959).