Katsura Funakoshi is a contemporary sculptor renown for his whimsical work with the face and figure. Katsura Funakoshi was born in Morioka City, Japan in the year 1951.
Funakoshi earned a B.F.A. from Tokyo Zokei University.
The artist earned a master’s degree from Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music.
Below a look at some sculptures by the artist:
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Although renown for his sculptures the artist has created a large body of print work. Below a montage of these works:
Funakoshi makes his wood carvings from camphor wood. He often uses marble to create eyes for the figure. The artist does a great job at capturing the essence of the person, the likeness and the spirit of the person adding birds and other subjects to the his work.