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Title

Scene (Garden)

1976


Artist

TAKAHASHI Rikio

Japan

1917 - 1999


About

Takahashi Rikio was born in Tokyo, the son of a 'Nihonga' (Japanese-style) painter and nephew of a 'Yoga' (Western-style) artist. After the war he studied with Onchi Koshiro, one of the leaders of the Creative Prints movement, and in the 1960s furthered his education at the California Institute of Art. After this he became well known in both the West and Japan.

Takahashi developed a modern abstract style using the traditional woodblock medium in a unique fashion. His distinctive technique involved overlapping coloured areas with thin watercolour ink. His typical palette of subdued browns, greens and blues reflected the natural tones and calm settings of gardens in Kyoto, which inspired many of his prints such as the one in this gallery's collection.

Reference
The Lavenberg Collection of Japanese Prints. www.myjapanesehanga.com. Accessed 11 March 2013.

Asian Art Department, AGNSW, 2013.


Details


Place where the work was made

Japan


Date

1976


Media category

Print


Materials used

colour woodcut


Edition

6/50


Dimensions

50.0 x 41.0 cm image; 61.5 x 46.5 cm sheet


Signature & date

Signed and dated l.r., pencil "Rikio Takahashi/ '76".


Credit

Gift of Michael Gleeson-White 1988


Location

Not on display


Accession number

172.1988


Artist information

TAKAHASHI Rikio

Works in the collection

1


Place

Where the work was made
Japan

Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Contemporary Japanese Prints, London, 1985, (illus.). illus.no.62