Makoto Fujiwara

b. 1938 in Gifu (J); Japanese stone sculptor, lives in Hanover.

1958-1964 Studied at the Municipal Academy of Fine Arts in Kyoto
1966    Awarded a grant by the French government; Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris under Prof. Couturier
1967 Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna under Prof. Wotruba
since 1967Various international sculpture symposia
1972Grant from the Berlin scheme for artists D.A.A.D.
1974-1988 Teacher of stone sculpture at the Berlin University of the Arts
1986Co-founder of the stone sculpture symposium in the marble quarry on Untersberg, Salzburg, that was subsequently carried on by the International Summer Academy of Fine Arts.
1988-2003Professor at Hanover University of Applied Sciences

His sculptures are chiefly in granite and labradorite and often attain monumental dimensions. The memorial in Sarajevo (2000) weighs 30 tons. Other monuments are found in Oldenburg, Larvik, Hanover, Wörthsee in Bavaria, the Botanical Gardens in Berlin, the Berlin cinerarium, Genoa, St. Wendel, St. Margarethen in Burgenland, Neumarkt (A) and Nuremberg.

Fujiwara works mostly in Norway. In Larvik, where larvikite stone is quarried, he founded the Symposium Norge in 1985 which he organizes.