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nathanbs

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Re: Professional Bonsai Debate
« Reply #30 on: December 16, 2012, 12:22 PM »
It's a great idea however it's very difficult in my opinion to set up a coarse like that because it is arguably just for fun as it is very difficult to make a living as a bonsai artist. Wait a minute I guess it's hard to make a living as any artist and there is still plenty of college art classes available. ???
 

John Romano

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Re: Professional Bonsai Debate
« Reply #31 on: December 16, 2012, 12:34 PM »

I believe Chase Rosade studied with Kyozo Yoshida in Nara, Japan in the early 1960s. Then Lynn Perry Alstadt studied on weekends with Kyuzo Murata in Omiya Bonsai Village in the early 1960s too, while she worked at the American Embassy Agriculture Department.



Bill, A few years back I was teaching a bonsai class and had Yuji Yoshimura's daughter in the class.  Humbling to say the least.  I also had Lynn Perry Alstadt and her daughter in a couple of my classes - the circle goes ever onward.  Again, humbling to say the least.  Lynn's book is occasionally listed on ebay for sale.  We often forget the women who have been pioneers in this art, at least here in the US.
 

William N. Valavanis

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Re: Professional Bonsai Debate
« Reply #32 on: December 16, 2012, 12:40 PM »
John, that's great about Yuji's daughter and Lynn Perry Alstadt! Both were my teachers.

As far as bonsai pioneer women go, don't forget about Ernesta Ballard, Connie Derderian, Dorothy Young and of course, Marion Gyllenswan. Each of these fine ladies played a significant role of American Bonsai.

Bill
 

Anthony

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Re: Professional Bonsai Debate
« Reply #33 on: December 16, 2012, 01:15 PM »
Hmm to study design at that level might take about 2 or 3 years, mostly because you have to become familiar the actual practice. Might I suggest - Notes on the science of picture making - C.J.Holmes

Additionally, you may have to have access to very high grade [ well and finely branched] Bonsai.

Or just go and study with Mr.Valavanis.
Good Afternoon.
Anthony