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Japanese, 20th century, male.

Born 1900, in Tokyo.

Painter.

Kongo Abe spent time in France when Surrealism was emerging. The movement had a great influence on him and he introduced Surrealist ideas to Japan on his return.

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Toru Asanu

Japanese painter. In 1918 he entered the literature department of Tokyo University; however, a liking for sculpture made him turn his attention to fine art. Travelling to France to research European art (1924) caused his interest to shift from sculpture to painting. From ...

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Chinese, 20th – 21st century, male.

Active in the USA from 1972.

Born 1941, in Hunan.

Painter. Scenes with figures.

At the start of his career, Dennis Hwang used graphic techniques such as those used in batik in a so-called Abstract Surrealist style. He also wrote a book entitled ...

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Toru Asano

Japanese painter. After leaving school in 1912, he went to Tokyo to study at the Taiheiyō Painting Study Centre and the Japanese Watercolour Study Centre. He painted in watercolour until 1918, when he began to paint in oils also. His early interest in Cézanne developed into Cubism. In ...

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Japanese, 20th century, male.

Born 1924, in Tokyo.

Painter.

Kondo Komei graduated from the oil painting department of Tokyo Fine Arts University. His style is figurative, with surrealist overtones. He was accepted as a member of the Shinseisaku (Young Artists Association) where he exhibited regularly. In ...

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Japanese, 20th century, male.

Born 1935.

Painter.

Hideo Mori practises acrylic painting on canvas in a style tinged with Surrealism. He has belonged to the Ichiyo-kai society since 1969. He took part in the JAFA Salons in Marseilles, Munich, New York, Boston and Peking in ...

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Shigeo Chiba

Japanese writer and critic. He was already fascinated by Surrealism when he graduated from the English Department of Keio University, Tokyo, in 1931, and had translated André Breton’s Le Surréalisme et la peinture (Paris, 1928) in 1930. He also had a profound concern for the visual arts, regarding Surrealism as a ‘metamorphosis of the power of poetry’. In his major work ...

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Japanese, 20th century, male.

Born 1934, in Tokyo.

Painter.

Yamamoto Tei studied at the Tokyo university of fine arts. His style has Surrealist tendencies. From 1964 he took part in group exhibitions, notably the Exhibition of Japanese Contemporary Art and the Exhibition of Young Artists in Tokyo. He also held several solo exhibitions....

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Yasuyoshi Saito

Japanese painter, printmaker, teacher and collagist . In 1937 he graduated from the Kagawa Prefectural Technical School, and the following year he went to Tokyo and studied at the Fukuzawa Institute for the Study of Painting, where be became fascinated by Surrealist painting. In 1939 his military service took him to China, where he served in the Sino-Japanese War (...