Yamada Masaaki was a Japanese painter working in a minimalist style. Yamada Masaaki was born in the year 1930. Masaaki enjoyed painting works that focused on the flatness of the surface.
Masaaki was a student of Hasegawa Saburo.
The artist began his career as a still life painter working in oils. Masaaki worked with oils or pastels.
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Masaaki became famous for his stripe paintings. The artist started producing these in 1956.
In this clip a montage of works by the artist:
Yamada Masaaki passed away in 2010.
The artist is part of the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art located in Tokyo, Japan.
Masaaki was a great link to the Eastern part of the world’s idea of minimalism. The growing number of collectors in Japan were excited by these works from one of Japan’s top painters. He was the answer to America’s Frank Stella.