Risaburo Kimura: Great Cities of the World

Risaburo Kimura: Great Cities of the World

On view August 1–October 2, 2011
Risaburo Kimura, (Japanese, b. 1924), Amsterdam, from Great Cities of the World , 1974, lithograph, Gift of Hiroko Saeki, The Art Collection at The Hebrew Home at Riverdale

Risaburo Kimura: Great Cities of the World features a portfolio of eight lithographs drawn from the Hebrew Home’s permanent collection, Great Cities of the World, 1974, a series of abstract works inspired by Amsterdam, London, Moscow, New York, Peking, Sydney, Tokyo and Venice. They reveal the diverse colors, forms and moods typical of Kimura’s style as well as his idiosyncratic notion of the essential nature of each of the cities represented.

Kimura was born in 1924 in Yokosuka City, Japan, and moved to New York City in 1964. He attended university in Tokyo. His work has been featured in both solo and group exhibitions at such venues as the Brooklyn Museum, MoMA, the Guggenheim Museum, and the National Museum of Modern Art (Kyoto, Japan).

This exhibition is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.