Takeshi Yamada
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Illustrator, Painter, Designer, Blogger, Professional Creative, Photographer, Art Enthusiast, Collector, Sculptor, Performance artist, Curator, Other
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All the time
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Takeshi Yamada is one of the most decorated, influential and active educators in New York City with over 60 awards, recognitions and nominations including two “Keys to the City” awarded to him by city mayors. Yamada is also featured in “Who’s Who in America”, “One Thousand Great Americans”, and has been named “International Educator of the Year” by International Biographical Centre in England. He has also taught classes and given public lectures at over 40 educational institutions internationally. Yamada is also a prolific published author of articles, having also published 22 books, and an artist with over 550 fine art exhibitions with his paintings and sculptures exhibited internationally in Spain, the Netherlands, Canada, Australia, Japan and the United States. Yamada and his artworks have also been featured in over 400 online video websites to date. In addition, rogue taxidermy artworks, sideshow gaffs, cryptozoological artworks, large sideshow banners and showfronts created by Yamada in the last 40 years have been exhibited at dozens of state fairs and festivals annually nationwide, up to and including the present.

Internationally, Takeshi Yamada had over 550 major fine art exhibitions including 48 solo exhibitions including Spain, The Netherlands, Japan, Canada, and the United States. Yamada also taught classes and made public speeches at over 36 educational institutions including American Museum of Natural History, Louisiana State Museum, Lauren Rogers Museum of Art, International Museum of Surgical Science, University of Minnesota, Montana State University, Eastern Oregon University, Illinois Institute of Technology, Mount Vernon Nazarene College, Salem State College, Osaka College of Arts, Chemeketa Community College, Maryland Institute College of Art, etc. Yamada’s artworks are collection of over 30 museums and universities in addition to hundreds of corporate/private art collectors internationally.

Takeshi Yamada won numerous prestigious awards and honors i.e., “International Man of the Year”, “Outstanding Artists and Designers of the 20th Century”, “2000 Outstanding Intellectuals of the 21st Century”, “International Educator of the Year”, “One Thousand Great Americans”, “Outstanding People of the 20th Century”, “21st Century Award for Achievement”, “Who’s Who in America” and “Who’s Who in The World”. The Mayors of New Orleans, Louisiana and Gary, Indiana awarded him the “Key to the City”. Yamada’s artworks are collections of many museums and universities/colleges i.e., Louisiana State Museum, New Orleans Museum of Art, University of Michigan Museum of Art, Chicago Athenaeum Museum, Eastern Oregon University, Montana State University and Ohio State University.
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At 1:47am on August 25, 2011, Rossello Damiano gave Takeshi Yamada a gift
At 9:32am on May 24, 2011, JD Siazon said…

Dear Mr. Yamada:


Is the Museum of World Wonders still in existence in Coney Island?  If so I'd love to visit it someday--looks interesting ...

At 2:49pm on March 16, 2011, Janey_Godley said…

Takeshi, Welcome to Brooklyn Art Project.

I am a stand-up comic and since I joined this network, I have found that this is a great site to share your Art, post your Blogs, upload clips, photos, joining Groups and Forums. I hope you enjoy Brooklyn Art Project as much as I do. The best way to keep up with my daily high jinkery is on Twitter, my user name is: http://twitter.com/JaneyGodley

Best wishes from Janey Godley & Team!

At 4:53pm on March 15, 2011, Richard F Kessler said…


Please look at Brooklyn’s grandest example of Public Artwork.  It was initiated by fellow artists, Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux.  Nobody is aware it exists.  It may disappear.


The Empire State Building is framed inside and bisects Grand Army Plaza’s Civil War Arch. http://www.rfkessler.com/coincidenceColor.pdf

To help protect this work-in-progress, begun before the Civil War ended, today’s artist can do something to raise public awareness and help save this massive and unknown Public Artwork. You might send the links around to artists, friends and media. – Thanks - Richard Kessler



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