Shuji WAKO - 若生 秀二

b. 1953

Shuji Wako was born in Sendai in 1953 and studied with HARA Takeshi at Tokyo Zokei University.
Wako’s masterful lithographs were first spotted by Norman Tolman at an exhibition several decades ago. For over thirty years he has been under exclusive contract to the Tolman Collection of Tokyo. The meticulousness of his craft and his own perfectionism have resulted in an extremely limited body of work: his entire oeuvre amounts to just 113 editions. His passion to create stunning lithographs, both in subject matter and technique is evident in his stunning works.
若生秀二 1953年仙台市生まれ。高校卒業後、東京造形大学にて学び、研究生を経て11年にわたり非常勤講師として学校に残る。トールマンが彼の作品に出会った時からの独占的取扱い関係は35年に及んだ。モチーフとテクニックに完璧を求めた制作数はその間、わずか110余作であるが、そのいずれもが秀作揃いである。

Shuji WAKO - lithograph