Shiro Takagi (1934) was born in Hirosaki, Aomori prefecture.
One of his teachers was Amano Kunihiro. Takagi joined the Sosaku Hanga Movement. He exhibited at many of the renowned international print biennale shows in Tokyo, Grenchen, Krakow, Soa Paulo, Paris and Los Angeles..
Mori no Uma - a Group of Horses in a Deep Forest - 1976
woodblock print 42,5 x 31,5cm - image 37,5 x 26,5cm
Ryusei (Yoshimi) Okamoto (1949) is a contemporary Japanese artist working in woodblock technique. His prints are signed in Western characters, dated and numbered. Ryusei Okamoto was a student of Toshi Yoshida.
From the series "First Love", No.19 "Sayaka - B". In his art studio, many of his works are hanging on the walls. The studio is used for the art classes for the school children, also. Ryusei stated, "One day, a kid told me that he was scared by one of the art work because it looked like it was staring at him all the time.
His words moved me a lot because I made my works hoping they had the power of silent communication".
Chen Li was born in February, 1981 in Qujing City, Yunnan Province. She graduated from Fine Arts Department of Qujing Teacher's
College in printmaking major in July, 2005. Her print works had participated in Qujing fine arts exhibitions many times.
Kleurrijk Huis #4
Vaas - 2007
Gaston Petit (1930) is a Canadian priest and artist. He is skilled at traditional and modern printmaking techniques and wrote the well-known book "44 Modern Japanese Prints Artists in 1973" in 1974.
The Atelier Petit (his printmaking studio) became an international workshop for limited-edition printing of lithographs, etchings, and mixed media. Petit works in wide variety of media / subjects from purely secular to profoundly religious. He resides in Tokyo, Japan half a year and lives in St. Lawrence, Canada other half of the year.