AKIRA KUROSAKI


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Color Woodblock Print

Color Woodblock Print on Japanese Paper in Archival Matting

Edition: 55/90

15.25” x 24.75”

Retail Value: $1,200

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Akira Kurosaki was born in Manchuria, China in 1937, but his family returned to Japan shortly after World War II. In 1962, Kurosaki graduated with a BA from the Kyoto Institute of Technology. Soon afterwards he received a post as Associate Professor at the same institution where he remained until 1968.

Navigating printmaking, painting, collage, and eventually papermaking, Kurosaki embarked on a trajectory that would help him carve a career as an innovative artist. In 1987, Kurosaki became professor and head of Printmaking at Kyoto Seika University where he established the department of papermaking.

His participation in the print biennales in Maastricht, Tokyo, Krakow, Lubljana, Paris and Norway made him known to an international audience. After a long period of working and living outside of Japan as a lecturer, art teacher, juror and artist, he settled back down in Kyoto where he died in May 2019.

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