Isamu Noguchi

1904 - 1988

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Isamu Noguchi (野口 勇, Noguchi Isamu, English: ; November 17, 1904 – December 30, 1988) was an American artist and landscape architect whose artistic career spanned six decades, from the 1920s onward. Known for his sculpture and public artworks, Noguchi also designed stage sets for various Martha Graham productions, and several mass-produced lamps and furniture pieces, some of which are still manufactured and sold. In 1947, Noguchi began a collaboration with the Herman Miller company, when he joined with George Nelson, Paul László and Charles Eames to produce a catalog containing what is often considered to be the most influential body of modern furniture ever produced, including the iconic Noguchi table which remains in production today. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Isamu Noguchi has received more than 1,670,741 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia. Isamu Noguchi is the 59th most popular sculptor (down from 52nd in 2019), the 1,854th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,752nd in 2019) and the 3rd most popular American Sculptor.

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Among sculptors, Isamu Noguchi ranks 59 out of 258Before him are Jean-Baptiste Pigalle, Andreas Schlüter, Adriaen de Vries, Ageladas, Robert Smithson, and Lars Vilks. After him are Wäinö Aaltonen, Antenor, Andrea Sansovino, Paeonius, Franz Xaver Messerschmidt, and Bernardo Rossellino.

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Among people born in 1904, Isamu Noguchi ranks 72Before him are Ernst-Günther Schenck, Georges Canguilhem, Viktor Brack, Sergey Biryuzov, Count Basie, and Muhammad Najib ar-Ruba'i. After him are Kuvempu, Felix Nussbaum, Luigi Dallapiccola, Yves Congar, Minoru Genda, and Ba Jin. Among people deceased in 1988, Isamu Noguchi ranks 52Before him are Luis Walter Alvarez, Yevgeny Mravinsky, Renato Salvatori, Karl August Wittfogel, René Char, and Bacha Khan. After him are Antonín Puč, Dino Grandi, Heo Jeong, Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq, Carmen Polo, 1st Lady of Meirás, and John Carradine.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Isamu Noguchi ranks 1,854 out of 20,380Before him are Frederick Cook (1865), Tom Courtney (1933), Adelaide Hall (1901), Jasper Johns (1930), Joan Allen (1956), and Loretta Young (1913). After him are Yaphet Kotto (1939), Carole King (1942), Agnes Moorehead (1900), Dave Bautista (1969), Johnny Ramone (1948), and Kathryn Joosten (1939).

Among SCULPTORS In United States

Among sculptors born in United States, Isamu Noguchi ranks 3Before him are Alexander Calder (1898), and Robert Smithson (1938). After him are Robert Morris (1931), Dan Flavin (1933), Anna Coleman Ladd (1878), Walter De Maria (1935), Jacob Epstein (1880), Dennis Oppenheim (1938), Audrey Munson (1891), Edmonia Lewis (1844), and Duane Hanson (1925).