Noriwaki (Noriaki) Miyamoto born 1940
Noriwaki Miyamoto was born in Tokyo. After he graduated from Gendai Bijutsu Kenkyusho, he traveled around Europe and Africa.
Noriwaki Miyamoto uses often the houses with steep roofs. He mentioned that the houses and the streets in his works were the collection of his memories of the towns he had visited. The artist imagined himself walking in the narrow backstreets and alleys of the scenery he created.
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".