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Saori Akutagawa

Saori Akutagawa

(1924-1966)

With unique motif by vivid dyeing with boldness, Saori Akutagawa came into the limelight in the 1950s.
She exhibited ‹crying woman› series described in oil painting and dyeing, that shape looks humorous plants.
And, her free-wheeling imagination must have fully-bloomed in the series of “Myth” and “Folktale”, that idea was brought from Japanese myth.
Although she established her original style, she passed away when she was 42.

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Hiroyuki Tajima

Hiroyuki Tajima

(Tokyo, 1911–1997)

Tajimas prints are made by building up a shallow relief on the wood block with materials such as torn paper, shellae, laequer and textured materials and then carving into this surface with woodcut tools.
This surface is then covered with an oil color and printed in the same manner as a conventional relief print.
Over this printed impression a cotton fabric dye is applied (usually the dye color is darker than the printed image) which immediately reverses the image or contrast (the area imprinted with the oil color resists the dye color so that only the exposed white paper is colored by the dye) and integrates the total print area in a way that is unique.
Technical uniqueness in itself is only a means for Tajima—a secondly consideration.
Tajima is an extremely creative and sensitive artist.
The beauty, the depth, and the universality of his prints has been recognized the world over. His work has been purchased by countless collectors and museums in Japan, France, the Americas and in Asia.

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Patrick Procktor RA

Patrick Procktor RA

(12 March 1936 – 29 August 2003) was a prominent English artist of the late 20th century.

Subsequently, while working as a Russian interpreter with the British Council, Procktor began to paint and draw in his spare time, and was accepted by the Slade School of Fine Art in 1958.
There he was influenced by artists including William Coldstream and Keith Vaughan, developing a dark, figurative painting style.
In 1962 he became a professional artist and had his first show at the Redfern Gallery in London’s Cork Street in 1963 – a great commercial success that helped confirm his reputation among a wider artistic circle including the theatre and music (he won numerous commissions for pop record sleeves).
A year later, Procktor was featured in Bryan Robertson’s New Generation exhibition at the Whitechapel Gallery – a show that also raised the profile of fellow artists David Hockney, Bridget Riley and John Hoyland. Procktor’s work, primarily in oils, acrylics and watercolour, drew on pop art influences, but were also influenced by his travels (he visited Italy, Greece, India, China and Japan, among other places).
He was also adept at print-making, producing a sequence to illustrate a new 1976 edition of Coleridge’s The Rime of the Ancient Mariner. In 1984 he was commissioned to paint a reredos for the St John the Baptist’s Chapel in Chichester Cathedral.
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Paul Wunderlich

Paul Wunderlich

(10 March 1927 in Eberswalde - 6 June 2010 in Saint-Pierre-de-Vassols) was a German painter, draftsman, sculptor and graphic artist.

He designed surrealism paintings and erotic sculptures.
He often creates paintings referred to mythological legends
.After an early, essentially realistic creative period from around 1959, he developed his characteristic style.
His early works show dismembered body, disproportionated before an empty background. In the sixties, especially Wunderlich will bring a fresh breeze from various art movements, especially in this case elements from Art Deco and Art Nouveau, in his work on and process it according to his style.
In 1960 there came the seizure of the lithography-cycle "qui s'explique" by the Hamburg prosecutor for indecent depictions. The return is 1985 without comment by the prosecution.
Wunderlich received the 1961 Prize of the Youth for graphics, with the prize money, he moved his sphere of action after Paris . In 1962, he worked in the workshop Deskjoberts in Paris, was the first time by selling lithographs of his life to him.In 1963 he went back to Hamburg and was (until 1968) - in place of George Gresko - Professor at the College of Fine Arts in Hamburg and began in 1969 under the influence of Salvador Dalí with the creation of sculptures and statues made of bronze.
1970 artists continued the work in detail with the Dürer apart and there was a series in which he alienated surrealistic motives Dürer. The majority of his work include lithographs - since 1968 but also sculpture created Wunderlich as three-dimensional images of his painted and drawn objects and figures.
On Eberswalder marketplace is the new circuit house, the name of Paul-Wunderlich-Haus with and in June 2007 by the District Administration Barnim was obtained.
In this district the house is a permanent exhibition of contemporary works of Paul Wunderlich. Thus, Eberswalde, the cultural commitment to the city Wunderlich appreciated.
Opening on 1 July 2007 there was a big party in which in addition to the duo POND also Tangerine Dream gave a concert devoted to Paul Wunderlich.Paul Wunderlich married photographer Karin Székessy in 1971 and the couple have some art projects together. Fritz J. Raddatz, this collaboration in the book correspondences documented and commented.
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