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Hagiwara Hideo

Japanese, 1913-2007


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Born

Kôfu, Yamanashi Prefecture, 1913

Died

2007

Active

Tokyo

Occupation or Type

printmaker

Bio

Hagiwara spent much of his childhood in Korea, in a home filled with Japanese and Korean art. During the 1930s, he studied oil painting at the Tokyo Art School, and on graduating won a position at the Takamizawa Woodcut Company that specialized in reproducing ukiyo-e prints. Meanwhile, he took part in a woodblock printing course taught by Hiratsuka Un'ichi. After returning from the war, Hagiwara began to develop a figurative style that moved into abstraction by way of a poetic sense of composition and whimsical forms. Hagiwara preferred to make large prints, using an entire sheet of hanga torinoko paper. He devised numerous innovations in printmaking to recreate the texture of a drawing.

Gender

Male

Related People

Teacher of: Paul James Gunn (American, 1922-2001)

Student of: Hiratsuka Un'ichi (Japanese, 1885-1997)

Teacher of: Hiratsuka Yūji (Japanese, active United States, born 1954)

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