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Susumu Yamaguchi

Full name: Susumu Yamaguchi
Original name: 山口 進
Gender: Male
Born: January 25, 1897 in Kamiina District, Nagano, Japan
Died: November 25, 1983 in Ina, Nagano, Japan
Country: JPN Japan
Sport: Art Competitions

Biography

Susumu Yamaguchi was an honorary member of the Japanese Hanga Society and the elder of the woodcutting community. After graduating from Nagano Junior High School he studied at the Aoibashi Yōga Institute under Kigen Nakagawa and joined Kuroda Seiki’s Hakuba-kai group. He also attended the Tokyo School of Fine Arts, but dropped out before graduating.

Yamaguchi took part in various exhibitions with his prints, but also produced oil paintings presented at the Emperor, Koufukai and Pacific Ocean Artists' Association Exhibitions, among others. He later became a member of the staff of the higher education supervision and also taught painting. He continued to produce prints as well as oil paintings and in 1927 had his first exhibition abroad in Los Angeles. Yamaguchi became a member of the Japanese Creative Prints Society. After retirement from his administrative job, he returned to his home district and the town of Ina and concentrated on producing art. He became known for woodcuts showing the mountains of the Nagano region. His woodcuts were known for their combination of carved blur and printing blur, creating a unique style combining power and softness. At the age of 86, Yamaguchi died in the Tenryu River Hospital in Ina from acute pneumonia.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1932 Summer 35 Los Angeles Art Competitions Mixed Painting, Unknown Event Japan JPN AC
1936 Summer 39 Berlin Art Competitions Mixed Painting, Unknown Event Japan JPN AC
1936 Summer 39 Berlin Art Competitions Mixed Painting, Unknown Event Japan JPN AC

Mixed Painting, Unknown Event

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank Title
1932 Summer 35 Los Angeles Art Competitions Japan Final Standings AC Mr Mikio Oda Holding 'The Crown Prince Cup'
1936 Summer 39 Berlin Art Competitions Japan Final Standings AC Werfen des Hammers
1936 Summer 39 Berlin Art Competitions Japan Final Standings AC Frauen-Kugelwerfen
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