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artist , educator

Toshihiro Katayama, Japanese, American Artist, educator.


Katayama, Toshihiro was born on July 17, 1928 in Osaka, Japan. Son of Hiromu and Hatsuko (Ito) Katayama.


Professor department visual and environmental studies, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1966-1995;director, Carpenter Center Visual Arts, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1990-1993.


  • book

  • Other Work

    • Exhibited in over 25 one-man shows, since 1964, including Herman Miller, Basel and Zurich, Switzerland, 1964-1965, American Institute Graphic Arts, New York City, 1968, Gallery Plaza Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation, Tokyo, 1970, Graduate School Design, Harvard University, 1971, Rose Art Museum, Boston, 1971, Kunstlerhaus, Vienna, Austria, 1977. Retrospective shows at Sogetsu Kaikan, Tokyo, 1981, Nantenshi Gallery, Tokyo, 1978, 80, 83, 86, 89. Works include large wall scultpure, Akasaka Prince Hotel, Tokyo, 1983, theatre curtain (tapestry), Ohmiya Cultural Center, Japan, 1985.

      Various environmental graphics and signage design, Boston Subway. Granite wall sculpture, Ohara Art Museum, Kurashiki, Japan, 1991. Grand flr.

      Landscape design, including steel sculpture and waterfall, Panasonic Head Office, Tokyo, 1992, stone sculpture and 2 wall lerief, Mitsui Kaijo Company, Chiba, 1994, wall lerief by copper, corridor and foyer J.T. Main Office, Tokyo, 1995, monumental sculpture W.H.O. Building, Kobe, 1998. Subject of book: The Work of Toshihiro Katayama - Visual Construction/Square, Movement/Topology: Homage to a Cube, 1981, Toshi Katayama's Class Graphic Design Work at Harvard University, 1993. Three Notations-Rotations, 1974, Visual Poetry with Octavio Paz, 1974.


Married Atsumi Fukui, March 20, 1960.

Hiromu Katayama

Hatsuko (Ito) Katayama

Atsumi Fukui