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Arthur Koch

Via di Fabbiolle 21
Impruneta (Fi), 0 50023, Italy
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Phone: 055 20 12 139
Email: a.koch@tiscalinet.it
URL: http://www.ackoch.com

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ARTIST BACKGROUND

I was born in Newark, New Jersey, May 26, 1927, and moved to Trenton, where I started my sculptural studies with Jon Charry at the Trenton Junior College. I then when to New Mexico, where I studied with John Tatschl at the University of New Mexico, over a period from 1950 to 1957. While in New Mexico, I participated in shows at the Santa Fe Art Museum, the NM State Fair,  Denver Art museum, Witchita Decorative Arts. I then transferred to the SF Bay area, where I lived for  seven years. While there I participated in shows at the Richmond Art Museum, the Oakland Art Museum, the SAn Francisco Art Institute Annual, the Crocker Museum of Sacremento, and the California State Fair. I then transferred to Florence, Italy, where I have been since. In Italy I have participated in numerous shows in Tuscany, and have showed in privated galleries in Florence and Prato.

THE THEMES OF THE SCULPTURES

The themes of the sculptures of Arthur Koch are based on ideas from the Buddhism of Nicheren Daishonin, eg., Cause and Effect, The Growth of the Lotus, Karma, Reincarnation, and particulars from the Lotus Sutra such as The Voice Hearers, etc.

 

 

  • Trenton Junior College 1948-1950
  • University of New Mexico 1950-1957

EXHIBITIONS IN USA

  • 1953 New Mexico Annual
  • 1954 New Mexico State Fair (award)
  • 1955 Denver Colorado Annual 
  • 1956 Wichita Kansas Annual (award)
  • 1958 SF Art Institute Annual
  • 1959 Oakland Art Museum Annual
  • 1960 Richmond Art Museum Annual
  • 1962 Crocker Museum (personal)
  • 1964 California State Fair

EXHIBITIONS IN ITALY

  • 1970 City of Arezzo (purchase)
  • 1972 City of Civitella (purchase)
  • 1974 La Soffitta Museum(purchase)
  • 1976 City of Pontassieve Annual

GALLERIES

USA

  • 1962-64 Maxwell San Francisco
  • 1963 Comara Los Angeles

ITALY

  • 1970 Teorema Florence
  • 1972/1985 Il Pozzo Prato
  • 1986/1996 Romanelli Florence

 

 


                                               
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