(1903 - 1975)
Shiko Munakata was active/lived in Japan. Shiko Munakata is known for woodblock, hanga prints, watercolor and ink images.
Biography Shiko Munakata
Shiko Munakata 1903-1975
Shiko Munakata is by many regarded as one of the most significant modern Japanese artists of the twentieth century. His art work consists of paintings, prints, ceramics and calligraphy. Looking at his art work, the way he produced it and his fame, one could be tempted to call him the Japanese Picasso of the twentieth century - in every aspect.
Born in Aomori Shiko Munakata was born as the son of a blacksmith in Aomori Prefecture, located in the North of Japan's main island. He first began to paint in oil as a self-taught artist. Later in 1924 he went to Tokyo to study art.
Three years after the artist's death, the city of Aomori opened the Munakata Shiko Memorial Museum of Art. The museum web
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