OGIWARA Morie

Date of Birth and Death
December 1, 1879 - April 22, 1910
Birthplace (modern name)
Nagano
Occupation, Status
Artist
Pen name etc.
OGIWARA Rokusan

Description

Sculptor. Born in Nagano. He came to Tokyo in 1899, and joined the Fudosha of Shotaro Koyama to become a painter. He visited the U.S. in 1901 and France in 1903, where he was so much impressed by Rodin's works that he turned to sculpture. In 1907, he visited Rodin for the first time. Returning to Japan in 1908, he sculpted "Bunkaku" and "Despair" in 1909. He completed his best-known work, "Onna" (Woman) in 1910, which has been designated as an important cultural property. In April of the same year, he suddenly died. He is revered for introducing true modern sculpture into Japan.

Publications

National Diet Library Online

SNS

OGIWARA Morie

  • Portrait of OGIWARA Morie1