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Seizo Sugawara, Eileen Gray’s Enduring Collaborator
A Virtual Event with Ruth Starr and Emma Cormack
Thursday, November 12, 2020
12 pm
Free for Members with code MEMFR.

This presentation will consider influence of the Japanese sculptor and lacquer specialist, Seizo Sugawara (1884 – 1937) on Eileen Gray (1878 – 1976) in the context of the pervasiveness of Japonisme. Gray is best known for her pioneering work in early modernist architecture. Less well known is her acclaimed earlier career as a lacquer furniture designer. The presentation reveals Gray’s fine appreciation of the unique characteristics of Japanese lacquer.

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