Tamami Shima (1937-1999) was born in Hirosaki, Aomori prefecture. She was a graduate of the Women's College of Fine Arts (Tokyo) in 1958. Her work was promoted in the West after she received a travel
grant from the College Women's Association of Japan in 1962.
Shima's designs are notable for their use of texture, and especially for her striking use of various woodgrain patterns within a single image. Her prints from the 1960s often feature rhythmic fanciful birds.
Senpan Maekawa 1888-1960
Maekawa Senpan was born as the son of a shopkeeper family in Kyoto. He studied art and took a job as a cartoonist for a satirical magazine. Later he had even a cartoon series of his own in a Sunday newspaper about a clumsy bear. Maekawa Senpan made his first print in Sosaku Hanga style in 1919. After the end of the Pacific war he became famous with prints in cheerful colors showing customs and festivities of the common people in the countryside.
Peter Bes - Papier Biennale, Rijswijk 2012
Peter Bes (1945) is een Nederlandse kunstenaar, actief in verschillende kunstdisciplines. Altijd op zoek naar avontuur heeft Bes ervaring in diverse technieken. Hieronder vallen (ruim 30 jaar ervaring) etsen, (analoge) fotografie, de dichtkunst en teken/schilderkunst.
Sinds een aantal jaren maakt hij ook beelden van beschilderd papier en karton op ware grootte, vaak per groep bij elkaar geplaatst.
François Avril was born in 1961 in Paris. Graduated of Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Appliqués et des Métiers d'Art, he began as an illustrator for press magazine, advertising and edition. He realized some comics and children books. He did a lot of limited print editions.
He uses to exhibit his personal work on paper or on canvas in Paris, Geneva, Amsterdam, Bruxelles, Dinard, Strasbourg and Tokyo.
Maison #1 2003
Maison #2 2003