Isamu Noguchi

1904 - 1988

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Isamu Noguchi (野口 勇, Noguchi Isamu, 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 1,121,078 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Isamu Noguchi is the 52nd most popular sculptor, the 1,792nd most popular biography from United States (down from 1,556th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular American Sculptor.

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Among sculptors, Isamu Noguchi ranks 52 out of 190Before him are Chares of Lindos, Tilman Riemenschneider, Bernardo Rossellino, Robert Smithson, César Manrique, and Adriaen de Vries. After him are Ageladas, Étienne Maurice Falconet, Antenor, Franz Xaver Messerschmidt, Wäinö Aaltonen, and Jean-Baptiste Pigalle.

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Among people born in 1904, Isamu Noguchi ranks 71Before him are Peter Lorre, George Stevens, Rudolf Arnheim, Ernst-Günther Schenck, Ba Jin, and Yevgenia Ginzburg. After him are Henri Cartan, Walther Hewel, Yves Congar, Georges Canguilhem, Sergey Biryuzov, and Coleman Hawkins. Among people deceased in 1988, Isamu Noguchi ranks 45Before him are Richard S. Castellano, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Willem Drees, Yevgeny Mravinsky, Ana Aslan, and Karl August Wittfogel. After him are John Carradine, René Char, Luis Walter Alvarez, Antonín Puč, Giuseppe Saragat, and Heo Jeong.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Isamu Noguchi ranks 1,792 out of 15,968Before him are Linda Gray (1940), Ry Cooder (1947), Lloyd Shapley (1923), Jack Welch (1935), Nina Hartley (1959), and Carmine Coppola (1910). After him are Richard Serra (1939), Irving Penn (1917), Marie Laveau (1801), Jenna Jameson (1974), Paul Revere (1735), and Jim Henson (1936).

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), Dennis Oppenheim (1938), Dan Flavin (1933), Walter De Maria (1935), Anna Coleman Ladd (1878), Jacob Epstein (1880), Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney (1875), Edmonia Lewis (1844), and Daniel Chester French (1850).