1932年出生於日本名古屋，1956年畢業於東京藝術大學，主修日本畫，1958年移居紐約創作至今。1961於紐約Green Gallery舉辦首場個展，往後定期展覽於美國、德國與日本的國際藝廊，例如科隆Galerie Reckermann、日本Sakura Gallery、日本Akira Ikeda Gallery、慕尼黑Galerie Renate Bender及日本Gallery Yamaguchi，同時各地美術館持續邀展，包括北九州市立美術館的1960-1985回顧展、匹茲堡卡內基美術館、紐約古根漢美術館、川村紀念美術館、紐約雀兒喜美術館、西班牙蘇菲亞美術館、金澤21世紀美術館、大阪國立美術館等。
藝術家生涯早期1969年即獲美國國家文藝基金會授獎，1986年獲Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation （阿道夫與以斯帖戈特利布基金會授獎）。典藏其作品的美術館全球將近50間，以美國、日本為最，德國次之，另有瑞典、奧地利與丹麥國內美術館。
The artist was born in 1932 in Nogoya, graduated from Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music majoring in Nihonga in 1956. Then he moved to New York living and working there since 1958 until present.
In 1961, his debut exhibition was launched in Green Gallery. Since then, he continuously executed exhibitions in the U.S., Germany and Japan, including Galerie Reckermann in Cologne, Sakura Gallery and Akira Ikeda Gallery in Japan, Galerie Renate Bender in Munich, and Gallery Yamagui in Japan in chronological order. In the same time, numerous invitations from museums came up. To list a few of his museum-setting exhibitions: A Retrospective 1960-1985 at Kitakyushu Municipal Museum of Art (1985), The 1961 Pittsburg International Exhibition of Contemporary Painting and Sculpture at Museum of Art, Carnegie Institute (1961), Systemic Painting at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York (1966), Project’96 at Kawamura Memorial Museum of Art (1996), Samadhi at Chelsea Art Museum (2002), Monochromes: From Malevich to the Present at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia (2004), Untitled: Taadaki Kuwayama at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art (2011) and White – Tadaaki Kuwayama – Osaka Project at National Museum of Art (2011).
In the early stage of the artist’s career, 1969, he received the honor of Art in America New Talent by National Endowment of the Arts in the U.S. and in 1986 awarded by Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation. There are more than 50 museums around the world having collected his artworks, say, most in the U.S. and Japan, many in Germany, and also the national museums in Switzerland, Austria and Denmark.
【60年代至今日】桑山忠明個展 ，新苑藝術 ，台北市 ，台灣