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Japanese, 20th – 21st century, female.

Active in Germany.

Born 1951.

Painter, sculptor, draughtswoman, watercolourist. Figures.

Symbolism.

Leiko Ikemura lives in Cologne and Berlin, where she teaches painting at the Hochschule der Künste. She started to become known in the 1980s, notably in Switzerland. Her style, related to the new Expressionism of the beginning of the 1980s, has veered towards Symbolism. The central figures of her mythology are a little girl and a cat, and her magical universe is bathed in metamorphoses between the animal, vegetable and human kingdoms. She shows her works in solo exhibitions, including ...

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Japanese, 20th century, male.

Born 1936.

Engraver.

Kimura’s figurative style tends towards symbolism. In 1971, he won the International Grand Prize at the 9th International Print Biennale in Ljubljana and in 1972 at the 1st Print Biennale in Norway. In 1973, he won first prize in the worldwide print competition in San Francisco. In ...

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Korean, 20th – 21st century, male.

Active in France.

Born 1953, in Seoul.

Painter.

Symbolism.

Jang Moon gained a diploma from the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris in 1975. He exhibited regularly at the Galerie Lia Grambihler in Paris. He showed work in collective exhibitions in Korea, and in Paris at the Salon d’Art Sacré, Salon Figuration Critique and Salon Grands et Jeunes d’Aujourd’hui. He won the Grand Prix de Monaco....

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Chinese, 20th century, male.

Born 1912, in Jiangsu.

Painter. Figures, landscapes.

Symbolism.

Wang Panyuan studied at the art academy in Shanghai under the direction of Zhang Yuan and became a teacher in Taiwan in 1949. The originality of his landscapes emanates from the symbolic representation of spaces to which the artist wishes to pay tribute and which cover the whole canvas, and from the fragility of the human forms or familiar shapes set against these elements. He took part in exhibitions in China....