(1934 - 2004)
Carlos Nakatani is known for Painting, engraving, sculpture, film making, writing.
Biography Carlos Nakatani
Born to a Mexican mother and a Japanese father, Carlos Nakatani was born in 1934 in the La Merced district of Mexico City. Nakatani was a painter, engraver, sculptor and a cinematographer noted
for his use of color. His work is classified with that of the
generation de la ruptura as it broke with the established tradition of
the first half of the 20th century.
His Japanese father invented a snack called cacahuates japoneses (Japanese peanuts), which were originally sold in a La Merced market. Later he established a Japanese market there, and today, this peanut snack remains popular in the Mexican capital
Nakatani was called "hermanito" (little Boy) by his artistic contemporaries especi
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