Isamu Noguchi, artist
Nov. 17, 1904-Dec. 30, 1988
Lives of the Artists: Masterpieces, Messes (and What the Neighbors Thought) by Kathleen Krull, illustrated by Kathryn Hewitt (Harcourt, 1995)
Although Noguchi was discouraged from pursuing art, thank goodness he persisted. Now, works of this important Japanese-American sculptor can be found in Detroit and Atlanta, to name just a few places.
The Noguchi Museum has exhibitions and collections that feature Noguchi's life and work. Visit online today.