Shozo Shimamoto

Shozo Shimamoto

Shozo Shimamoto (嶋本 昭三 Shimamoto Shōzō, 22nd January 1928 – 25th January 2013) was a Japanese artist. He was a co-founder along with Jirō Yoshihara of the avant garde Gutai group formed in the 1950s and his works are in museum collections such as those of the Tate Gallery and the Tate Modern (in both London and Liverpool) and the Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art in Kobe, Japan. New York Times art critic Roberta Smith has noted him as one of the most daring and independent experimentalists of the post war international art scene in the 1950s. Nowadays he is especially noted for his work in the “mail art” genre, of which he was a pioneer.

Official website of Shozo Shimamoto