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Yamaguchi Takeo


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Watercolors on paper, framed
54 x 38 cm
Seal: "Takeo"


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    Born in Seoul, Yamaguchi studied painting at Hongō Institute of Western Painting, Kawabata School of Painting and Tokyo School of Arts. In 1927, he co-founds the Jōtokai group with Ogisu Takanori and Koiso Ryōhei, then travels to Paris where he meets Ossip Zadkine as a lasting influence. In 1931, first particiation in the Nikakai Exhibitions. Co-founder of Room Nine Art Association (1937), Japan Avantgarde Art Club (1947) and Japan Abstract Art Club (1953, with Yoshihara Jirō and others). In the 1950s and 1960s, Yamaguchi becomes one of the leading abstract painters in Japan, exhibiting widely in Japan and internationally (São Paulo Art Biennial, Guggenheim Museum New York, Expo ’70 in Osaka and many more).

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