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Hiratsuka Un'ichi

Japanese, 1895-1997

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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.



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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)

Teacher of: Sasajima Kihei (Japanese, 1906-1993)

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