Yayoi Kusama

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Birthday
22, 1929
Birthplace
Japan
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
22, 1929 (age 89)
Birthplace
Japan

About

Japanese writer and multimedia artist whose works included paintings, collages, sculptures, performance art, and environmental installations. She was known for her profound interest in psychedelic colors.

Before Fame

She studied Nihonga painting at the Kyoto Municipal School of Arts and Crafts, a style with which she quickly became bored.

Trivia

She was admired and respected by many of her contemporaries, including Andy Warhol and Claes Oldenburg.

Family Life

She was born into a prosperous and conservative Japanese family. She experienced hallucinations and severe obsessive thoughts during her childhood and struggled with suicidal urges.

Associated With

She and Grace Hartigan both displayed their artwork in the Museum of Modern Art.