Hiromitsu TAKAHASHI - 高橋宏光

b. 1959
stencil

Hiromitsu Takahashi was born in Tokyo in 1959. The son of two artists, from his own start as an artist he dedicated himself to the difficult kappa-zuri technique with his theme being traditional Japan, its history. and that of the Kabuki, the classic Japanese theater. He is an exclusive artist of The Tolman Collection. The kappa-zuri technique is among the most difficult of the many facets of Japanese prints, but Hiromitsu is perhaps "the last of the kappa-zuri artists." Since he is continuing in the tradition of Serizawa Keisuke, a Living Cultural Treasure, and Mori Yoshitoshi who actually put those stencil prints on the map with his great popularity. His mother Soeda Toshiko, a student of both those masters, passed on to her son the secrets of kappa-zuri which has guaranteed his position as the chief kappa-zuri artist for which he is well known around the world.
髙橋宏光 1959年東京生まれ。芸術家の両親のもと、歌舞伎、歴史をおもな題材として合羽摺の技法を用いて制作。重要無形文化財に指定された芹沢銈介、合羽摺で人気を博した森義利の両作家から技を継承した彼の母、添田敏子がさらにその伝統技法を伝授。今日の合羽摺の第一人者である。

Hiromitsu TAKAHASHI - stencil


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