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Ado  

Japanese, 20th century, male.

Active in France since 1962.

Born 23 December 1936, in Tokyo; died 1994, in Paris.

Painter, screen printer.

Ado was the son of Sato Kei. In 1960 he graduated from Keio University, Tokyo, majoring in the history of aesthetics. He went to Paris in ...

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Japanese, 20th century, male.

Born 1939, in Tokyo.

Print artist, painter, draughtsman, collage artist.

Aigasa Masayoshi graduated from the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music in 1962 and has been a member of the Japan Print Association since 1969. Aigasa’s style, which derives from fantasy art, is characterised by meticulous drawing. His series ...

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Japanese, 20th century, male.

Born 1878; died 1953.

Painter, print artist.

First Thursday Society.

Akamatsu Rinsaku was a member of the First Thursday Society, a group of print artists founded by Onchi Koshiro. His painting Night Train (1902), painted at a time when the railway was assuming increasing importance in Japan, made his name. He was included in the exhibition ...

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Japanese, 20th century, male.

Born 1922, in Hokkaido.

Painter, print artist, lithographer.

Hiroshi Akana was a pupil of Inokuma Gen-Ichiro at the college of industrial arts in Tokyo. He began to exhibit in 1946 and took part in several Tokyo Biennales. He became a member of Shinseisa Ku, a group begun by his mentor. He became a teacher at the University of Chiba. He took American nationality....

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Patrick Conner

English painter, engraver, draughtsman and museum official. The son of a coachbuilder, he was apprenticed to Julius Caesar Ibbetson before enrolling in 1784 at the Royal Academy Schools, London. In 1792 he accepted the post (previously declined by Ibbetson) of draughtsman to George, 1st Earl Macartney, on his embassy to China. As the embassy returned by inland waterway from Beijing to Canton, Alexander made detailed ...

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Japanese, 20th century, male.

Born 1927, in Takaoka, Toyama Prefecture; died 2001.

Print artist (woodblock).

Kazumi Amano graduated from Takaoka High School of Industrial Art in 1945. In 1950 he studied with Shiko Murakata, a renowned graphic arts master in Japan. After 1968 Amano visited the United States on several occasions and moved there to teach, then settled in New York in ...

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Japanese, 20th century, male.

Born 1929, in Aomori.

Printmaker (woodblock), Hanga.

Kunihiro Amano had little formal training. He attended courses at the Musashino University of Art and is a member of the Japan Print Society. In 1957 Amano was represented in the Tokyo International Print Biennale and his work was selected to appear in the Contemporary Japanese Print Exhibition in Chicago. He was selected for the 1961 Paris Young Artists Biennale....

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Japanese, 20th century, male.

Born 1944, in Tokushima.

Print artist.

Shige Amano studied art at the University of Osaka and then at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris. He participated in the Salon des Indépendants and the Print Biennale from 1970 to 1973. In 1970...

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Japanese, 20th century, male.

Born 1916, in Aichi.

Painter, print artist (woodcuts). Figure compositions.

Mikie Ando was a pupil of the print artist Kitagawa Tamiji. He exhibited his work from 1941. He was a member of the Nika Kai . He painted large realistic pictures with corresponding ideological aims....

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Japanese, 18th–19th century, male.

Born 1748, in Sukagawa; died 1822.

Painter, engraver (etching). Landscapes.

Yoga School.

Denzen Aodo belonged to the Yoga School, but studied Nanga painting under Gessen. He later became interested in Western painting. Aodo was a landscape painter who served Lord Matsudaira....

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Margo Machida

American printmaker and installation artist. Born and raised in New York City, Arai, a third-generation Japanese American printmaker, mixed-media artist, public artist and cultural activist, studied art at the Philadelphia College of Art and The Printmaking Workshop in New York. Since the 1970s, her diverse projects have ranged from individual works to large-scale public commissions (...

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Japanese, 20th century, male.

Born 1 June 1937, in Tokyo; died 1984.

Print artist.

Tetsuo Araki studied at Musashino Art University in Tokyo. Subsequently he went to Paris and worked in the studio of the print artist Friedlaender. As is frequently the case with print artists whose works are reproduced in multiple copies, Araki’s prints have appeared in a large number of group print exhibitions throughout Europe....

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Japanese, 20th century, male.

Born 1931, in Tottori.

Print artist.

Toshio Ashiba took part in the 1965 Paris Biennale.

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Ay-O  

Japanese, 20th century, male.

Active in the USA.

Born 1931, in Ibaraki Prefecture.

Sculptor, print artist.

Kinetic Art.

Ay-O graduated from the art teaching department of Tokyo Education University in 1954, and moved to New York in 1958. From this date he took part in the Tokyo International Print Biennale and, from ...

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Japanese, 20th century, male.

Born 1902, in Uwajima (Ehime Prefecture); died 1999.

Print artist.

Groups: First Thursday Society, Kokuga-kai, Nihon Hanga Kyokai (Japan Print Association).

Umetaro Azechi was born into a family of poor farmers on the island of Shikoku and took a correspondence course in art. He lived in Tokyo from 1920 to 1923 where he continued his correspondence course while earning his living delivering newspapers. He returned to Tokyo in 1925 and worked for the government printing office where he learned to engrave plates. He made the acquaintance of Kobayashi before studying printmaking with Un’ichi Hiratsuka. He joined the Kokuga-kai and the Nihon Hanga Kyokai (Japan Print Association), as well as Onchi Koshiro’s First Thursday Society....

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Korean, 20th century, female.

Active in France since 1961.

Born 5 July 1937, in Seoul.

Painter, print artist, calligrapher. Designs for stained glass.

Hai-Ja Bang graduated in fine arts of the University of Seoul in 1961, in which year she also arrived in Paris. She worked on frescoes and monument art at the École des Beaux-Arts with Aujame, Lenormand and Bertholle, while she studied stained glass at the École Supérieure des Arts Appliqués in ...

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Buncho  

Japanese, 18th century, male.

Active in Edo (now Tokyo) 1765-1780.

Born 1725; died 1794.

Print artist, painter. Portraits.

Buncho was a disciple of Ishikawa Yukimoto and he is undoubtedly the same artist sometimes referred to as a pupil of Ishigawa Kogen who belonged to the Ukiyo-e School. He studied at the Kano School. Like all of the artists of the Meiwa period (...

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Tadashi Kobayashi

Japanese print designer and book illustrator . He may have been a pupil of the ukiyoe (‘pictures of the floating world’) artist Ishikawa Yukimoto. He is principally known for prints of the following types: hosōban (‘narrow format’, c. 320×150 mm); yakushae (‘pictures of actors’) and bijinga...

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Buzen  

Japanese, 18th – 19th century, male.

Active in Osaka.

Born 1735 or 1737; died 1810 or 1812.

Painter, print artist.

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Chinese, 20th century, male.

Born in Guangdong.

Painter, wood engraver. Genre scenes.

The declaration of the Sino-Japanese war scattered the different wood-engravers’ associations such as the Chinese Wood-Engravers Society for War Effort (1937-1942) and its successor the Chinese Wood-Engravers Research Association (1942-1946...