Hara Takeshi 原健 (b. 1942)
“Japan’s leading teacher of the lithographic technique,”6 started his long teaching career in 1973 as a lecturer in the Department of Painting, Tokyo Zokei University where he was to gain a full professorship and retire from in 2008 as Professor Emeritus. Hara also lectured at the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts from 1983 to 1987. As a teacher he has guided many artists, "including Wako Shuji (b. 1953), whose own work reflects his mentor’s fastidious attention to color and flawless technique."7 In 2008, Hara was honored with an exhibition titled "Harvest –Works of Takeshi HARA and 161 artists", Towa Gallery, Tokyo, commemorating his lifetime of teaching and work. Currently, Hara is a Visiting Scholar at Nagoya Zokei University of Art and Design.
Exhibitions and Shows
Collections (partial list)
National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo; National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto; Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Contemporary Art; Cincinnati Art Museum; British Museum, London; The Japan Foundation, Tokyo; The Machida International Print Museum of Art; Rockefeller Foundation of Art; Art Gallery of New South Wales; National Gallery of Australia; University of Alberta Art Collection; The Art Gallery of University of Maryland; Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Singapore Art Museum; Fukuoka Art Museum; Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art; Ome City Museum of Art; Toyota Municipal Museum of Art: Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Fine Arts.
Prints in Collection
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