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Hiratsuka Un'ichi

Japanese, 1885-1997


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Born

Matsue, Shimane Prefecture, Japan, 1895

Died

Japan, 1997

Occupation or Type

printmaker

Bio

Hiratsuka, along with Onchi Kôshirô, was a pillar of the Creative Print movement. He was first to teach courses in woodblock printing at Tokyo Art School (the forerunner of Tokyo University of the Arts), breaking a long-standing barrier of prejudice against prints, and he was instrumental in nurturing a generation of Japanese print innovators. Later in life, he moved to Washington D.C., where his daughter lived, and there he influenced American printmakers as well.

Gender

Male

Related People

Teacher of: Hagiwara Hideo (Japanese, 1913-2007)

Student of: Ishii Hakutei (Japanese, 1882-1958)

Teacher of: Maeda Masao (Japanese, 1904-1974)

Member of: Nihon Hanga Kyōkai (Japanese)

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