Kazuo Nakamura

Canadian (1926 - 2002)

Kazuo Nakamura was a Canadian painter.
Based on ArtValue.ca records, Kazuo Nakamura's estimated art value is C$30,000 (*)

Kazuo Nakamura's work could be available for sale at public auction with prices in the range of C$5,000 - C$100,000, or even much higher.

From ArtValue.ca records, the highest price paid at auction for an oil painting work attributed to Kazuo Nakamura (1926-2002) was C$97,250 - paid for "Winter Landscape" at Heffel in Vancouver on Wed, Dec 2, 2020.
ArtValue.ca has 114 auction art sale records for their oil painting results, with prices in the range of C$5,000 to C$100,000.

Heffel Auction House Biography and Notes

Kazuo Nakamura was a founding member of Toronto’s Painters Eleven, which emerged in 1953. His work evolved from monochromatic abstracted landscapes produced during the Painters Eleven period to abstract works founded on patterns and grids, reflecting inner structures such as magnified views of cellular matter, mathematics or the motions of waves. Science was important to Nakamura – one of the most important influences on his work was Bauhaus teacher László Moholy-Nagy, whose interest in connecting art and science paralleled his own. Nakamura found such things as scientific photographs of subatomic particle tracings fascinating; he stated, “I think there is a sort of fundamental pattern in all art and nature.” Later in the 1950s and during the 1960s, Nakamura’s string, inner structure and block structure paintings manifested his scientific interest in pattern. Like the string paintings, Untitled is monochromatic in hue, predominantly a pale clayish colour underlaid with a greyish green revealed in the outlines. Deliciously textural, this work has a scumbled, malleable look to the ground, and the soft geometric forms repeat in varying sizes. Subtle yet compelling, Untitled is an outstanding example of Nakamura’s unique voice in Canadian modernism.

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