Kawamoto Gorō was one of the most innovative ceramic artists in Japan. After studying various styles and techniques, he decided to give up using the wheel and devoted himself to hand-built works. Inspired by Chinese and Japanese traditional painting aesthetics, he painted each of his vessels with his unique figurative brushwork. It was Kawamoto's masterful integration of his gestural painting style with his hand-built forms that set him apart, making him a preeminent ceramist in his generation.
Selected Public Collections:
Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art, Nagoya, Japan
Aichi Prefectural Ceramic Museum, Seto. Japan
Collection of Aichi Prefecture, Japan
Kuwayama Museum, Nagoya, Japan
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Musée Tomo, Tokyo, Japan
Museum of Modern Ceramic Art, Gifu, Japan
National Museum of Asian Art, Washington, D.C.
National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, Japan
National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan
Paramita Museum, Mie, Japan
Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA
Seto City Museum, Japan