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Title

On the evil soldiers

December 1966

Artist

Akiyama Iwao

Japan

1921 - 2014

  • Details

    Alternative title
    Aku no hyoeitachi no koto - Kassenfu
    Place where the work was made
    Japan
    Date
    December 1966
    Media category
    Collage
    Materials used
    paper collage, gouache and carbon ink
    Edition
    1/1
    Dimensions
    62.4 x 47.6 cm
    Signature & date

    Signed upper c., pencil Iwao [in Japanese] AKIYAMA [in Roman letters], Shôwa 41-nen 12-gatsu [Dec. 1966]

    Credit
    Gift of John Yu and George Soutter 2008
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    206.2008
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    Artist information
    Akiyama Iwao

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  • About

    Akiyama Iwao was born in a small village in the South of Japan, in Oita prefecture on Kyushu Island. When he was 8 years old, he received drawing lessons from a Buddhist monk. Later he attended and graduated from the school of Taiheiyôgakai in 1956. Originally trained in oil painting, the young artist turned to woodblock printmaking when he met Munakata Shikô (1903-1975), one of the most influential exponents of the Mingei movement. Akiyama studied with him from 1959 to 1965. The influence of his master on his style is evident. This collage belongs to Akiyama's early works, which are rather rare today.

    Asian Art Department, AGNSW, 2008.

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    Where the work was made

    Japan

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