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Japanese, 20th – 21st century, female.

Active in France.

Born 4 February 1949, in Hiroshima.

Painter, draughtsman, ceramicist.

After graduating from art school in Kyoto, Mikizawa continued her training at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris. In Japan, she worked in the studio of the Japanese master Tahara and also studied the techniques of the master Kusube Yaichi. She lives in Paris and in Ramatuelle. Without detaching herself from her roots, she is very much influenced by the light in Provence. Her painting is impressionistic, while her ceramics are firmly within the classical Japanese tradition. She won first prize at the All-Japan Art Competition and several other prizes at other Osaka exhibitions....

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Japanese, 20th – 21st century, male.

Active in Germany.

Born 1946.

Sculptor.

Yuji Takeoka lives and works in Düsseldorf. His sculptures are pedestals but without sculptures mounted on them, parallelepipeds in terracotta or aggregate. They evoke minimal art but lack its characteristic coldness. He shows his work in solo exhibitions. Among his past shows are: ...