1904 - Born in Los Angeles on November 17th, to an Irish-American teacher and a Japanese poet. Isamu Noguchi was a sculptor, designer, architect, and craftsman. He believed that through sculpture and architecture, one could better understand the struggle with nature.
1917 - He was raised in Japan but was sent to Unites States to study.
1927 - After winning one of the first Guggenheim Fellowships, Noguchi traveled to Paris where he worked for six months as a studio assistant to the sculptor, Constantin Brancusi.
1932 - He returned to New York and made his name as a sculptor and portrait artist.
1950 - He designed gardens for Keio University in Tokyo, lever houses in New York and Unesco's headquarters in Paris.
1960 - His project include a sculpture garden fro the National Museum in Jerusalem and gardens surrounding the Connecticut General Life Insurance building designed by Skidmore, Owings and Merrill.
1969 - His entrance for the new Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo was completed.
1980 - Noguchi realized more public projects and created his own museum in Long Island, New York, where his large and varied collection of work is exhibited.
1988 - Noguchi died on December 30th in New York City.
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