An American Artist in Japan
Kyoto-based artist Daniel Kelly has won international renown for his portrayal of Japanese themes in arrestingly unconventional forms. His paintings and prints of people, fish, paper lanterns, and landscapes are noteworthy for their innovative textures and materials, and for their physical impact—from some of the largest woodblock prints in Japan to "wall sculptures" that seem ready to explode from the wall on which they hang. His work has attracted the attention of leading art museums around the world and is held by a variety of prestigious institutions including New York's Museum of Modern Art and the British Museum.
Daniel Kelly: An American Artist In Japan chronicles Kelly's journey as an artist from his arrival in Kyoto in the late 1970s to the present day. Full-page, full-color reproductions of eighty-five of his most important works from this period are accompanied by a comprehensive, illustrated catalogue raisonn? of all his editioned prints from 1977 to 2009, making this volume a must-have for collectors, students, and anyone with an interest in portrayals of Japan through contemporary art.
About the Author
Daniel Kelly was born in Idaho Falls in 1947 and has lived in Kyoto, Japan since 1978. He studied painting with Mort Levin at the Levin studio in San Francisco and woodblock printing with Tomikichiro Tokuriki in Kyoto. He has had numerous one-man exhibitions in Japan and the United States and his work is included in the collections of major art museums throughout the world.