(1909 - 2000)
Yozo Hamaguchi was active/lived in California / Japan. Yozo Hamaguchi is known for mezzotint printmaking.
Biography Yozo Hamaguchi
Hamaguchi Yozo is a twentieth-century printmaker of the mezzotint process. Born in Wakayama prefecture, Hamaguchi set out to become a sculptor, entering Tokyo Art School in 1927. Three years later, he left for France where he studied painting, sculpture and drawing at the Acadèmie Grande Chaumière in Paris. There, he became friends with other artists and writers, including the American poet e.e. cummings (1894-1962), who presented Hamaguchi with a set of mezzotint tools. The technique had historically been used for making realistic reproductions of paintings, but fell into disuse once photography became available. Hamaguchi became intrigued and began experimenting with still-life studies.
When war broke out in Europe in 1939, he ret
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