Minoru Kano Abstract Bronze sculpture, 1960s
Abstract bronze sculpture by Kanō Minoru 嘉野稔 (Tokyo 1930 - Paris 2007), France 1960s. Kanō was a famous Japanese abstract sculptor, he studied at the National University of Tokyo from 1949 until 1954 and won the Young Sculpture Prize in Tokyo in 1954. He received a scholarship from the French government in 1957 which made him move to Paris where he studied in Paris at the Académie des Beaux-Arts, he settled in Paris for the rest of his life. In 1958 he studied at La Grande Chaumière School and frequently visited the atelier of Ossip Zadkine. From 1964 Kanō started working on his famous golden Totems, in the spirit of ancestral sacred art. From 1965 on he definitely gets into abstract sculptures in wood, bronze and resin. The sculpture is signed 'KANO' numbered and has the inscription from the foundry. In very good condition with a nice patina.