CusArtisttom Category: Japanese

Tomoe Yokoi (b1942)

Born in Nagoya, Japan, in 1942, Yokoi studied art in Tokyo where she was taught traditional compositions of the realistic everyday images of fruits, musical instruments, and flowers. She later moved to Paris in 1964 to study under the great master of intaglio printing, Stanley Hayter at Atelier 17. By the time Yokoi moved to… Read more »

Shoichi Hasegawa (b1929)

Painter and printmaker born in Yazu, Japan in 1929. After completing studies in drawing and painting at the Kokuga Institute in Kyoto he had his first solo show in 1957.  In 1961 he moved to Paris and began working at Atelier 17.  Hasegawa’s work is in many important museum collections including the Bibliothèque nationale, Paris, Museum… Read more »

Clifton Karhu (1927-2007)

An American of Finnish descent, Karhu settled in Japan in 1955 as a missionary and teacher. Having previously studied art in the USA, he continued to paint using his style of bright colours and bold black lines. He was taught the art of woodblock printing by Tetsuo Yamada, a technique which suited his style of… Read more »