Takao HIWASAKI

Born 1941 in Kouchi, Japan.
Graduated from Musashino Art School (former Musashino Art University). He participated in lectures by Umetarou AZECHI and Kiyomi KATO during the workshop held by Japan Artists Association. He returned to his homeland in 1964 and begun to learn a wood-engraving print through self-education, a style which was fading away at that time. Later on, he produced works such as "Rose in the Deeps" and "KALPA" known for their degree of perfection, using this wood engraving technique.

He has won the Japan Print Association's new face award in 1966, and the Japan Print Association award in 1967. In 1977 he joined the organisation of wood-engraving printers' asscociation "Nomi no kai (chisel association)". In 1991 he has won the grand prize for the Yamauchi Gen Award. Died at the age of 50 in 1992 due to the esophageal cancer.

 

♦ Hanga Shoushi "Toki no Wasuremono Vol.5 Jonas MEKAS/Takao HIWASAKI"
B4 (32.0x26.0cm)
Silk-screen Print
Edition A-A : 15 limited editions
1 photograph and 1 silk-screen print by Jonas MEKAS
2 wood-engraving prints by Takao HIWASAKI.
Total of 4 prints included
Edition A-B : 20 limited editions
1 photograph and 1 silk-screen print by Jonas MEKAS
2 wood-engraving prints by Takao HIWASAKI.
Total of 4 prints included
Edition B : 35 limited editions
1 silk-screen print by Jonas MEKAS
2 wood-engraving prints by Takao HIWASAKI.
Total of 3 prints included
Edition C : 300 limited editions
1 wood-engraving print by Takao HIWASAKI included.

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Inserted in Edition A-A, A-B, and B.
"Flower of Burin"
1978
Wood-Engraving
Image size: 7.2x11.2cm
Sheet size: 24.2x30.2cm
raisonne No.384
(The Museum of Art, Kochi / The Shoto Museum of Art, Shibuya 1995)
Paper : Ganpi paper + Shin-torinoko paper used as a backing
Editions : 175 copies (plus a number of A.P.) printed by Gendai Hanga Center (1974-1985). They were distributed to Center members, but later 70 undistributed copies were bought by us and inserted in Edition A and B. Inserted edition numbers are as follows;
94/175~124/175、126/175~133/175、135/175~165/175
Sign : Edition numbers and the printed year on the bottom left, the title "Flower of Burin" on the bottom center, artist's name (Takao Hiwasaki) signed on the bottom right with a pencil. There is also the name of Geandai Hanga Center embossed on the bottom right.
Printer : Kikuo Gosyo
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Inserted in Edition A-A, A-B, B and in Edition C which was published as a fascicle
"Increase"
Plate made in 1972 (Printed in 1978)
Wood-Engraving
Image size: 7.8x8.5cm
Sheet size: 16.0x15.4cm
raisonne No.337
(The Museum of Art, Kochi / The Shoto Museum of Art, Shibuya 1995)
Paper : Ganpi paper
Editions : 2500 copies printed for Gendai Hanga Center's 1978 premium work. Limited numbers were printed on most of distributed/undistributed copies, but som were left blank. Stored 370 copies were bought by us and inserted in Editions A, B and C.
Sign : Signed on plate (Signed on bottom right, "Takao Hiwasaki")
Printer : Kikuo Gosyo

♦ "Takao Hiwasaki Haiku Collection" with original prints included.
Limited 300 editions
Size:18.8x18.8cm
112 pages
50 haikus and short poems, 50 illustrations, biography
text: Masayo Hiwasaki
Original wood-engraving "Flower of Steel" incuded.
SOLD


"Clown"

1973
Wood-Engraving,Color Woodcut
Image size : 27.0×33.5cm
Sheet size : 39.0×50.9cm
Ed.200
Signed
∗ raisonne No.352

   


"Mask B"

1966
Wood-Engraving
10.2x10.2cm
Ed.50
Signed
∗ raisonne No.138

"KALPA-Fern"

1968
Wood-Engraving
10.0x10.6cm
Ed.50
Signed
∗ raisonne No.249

"A Fairy Tale"

1984
Wood-Engraving
7.2x13.7cm
Ed.200
Signed
∗ raisonne No.426


"Portrait"

1975
Wood-Engraving
11.2x7.8cm
E.P.
Signed
∗ raisonne No.371

"Uchuu no Furaipan..."
from series <Tamago>

1970
Wood-Engraving
13.8x16.0cm
Ed.50
Signed
∗ raisonne No.320


"Night's Mosaic III"

1979
Wood-Engraving
18.7x17.9cm
Ed.50
Signed

"KAOS-No.1"

1974
Wood-Engraving
33.5x26.2cm
Ed.50
Signed

"Untitled"

1968
Wood-Engraving
5.5x5.0cm
Ed.50
Signed


"KALPA 74"

1974
Wood-Engraving
Image size: 25.5x20.0cm
Ed.50
Signed

"Rose in the Deeps"

1972
Wood-Engraving
Image size: 32.3x18.3cm
Signed by Mrs HIWASAKI

"The Song of 5 Hundred Millions Winds"

1969
Wood-Engraving
Image size: 13.3x23.5cm
Signed by Mrs HIWASAKI
SOLD


"KALPA-69-A"

1969
Wood-Engraving
18.7x24.8cm
Ed.50
Signed
SOLD

"Sea Globe"

1980
Wood-Engraving
14.5x10.0cm
Ed.500
Signed

"Tower"

1980
Wood-Engraving
14.4x10.0cm
Ed.500
Signed


"Increase"

1983
Wood-Engraving
9.1x7.0cm
Ed.200
Signed

"KALPA-Night"

1972
Wood-Engraving
32.8x27.5cm
Ed.50
Signed
SOLD

"Flower"

1972
Wood-Engraving
16.1x14.2cm
Ed.50
Signed


"Allegory"

1974
Wood-Engraving
14.7x8.9cm
E.P.
Signed

"Tale"

1976
Wood-Engraving
5.9x8.2cm
E.P.
Signed


"Figure"

1969
Wood-Engraving
14.9x9.1cm
Ed.50
Signed
SOLD



"The Pupil"

1974
Wood-Engraving
9.5x6.5cm
Ed.50
Signed

"Drunken Ship"

1976
Wood-Engraving
4.5x10.8cm
E.P.
Signed

"With Bird"

1973
Wood-Engraving
5.0x4.5cm
Ed.100
Signed


"Bird"

1973
Wood-Engraving
5.0x5.0cm
Ed.50
Signed

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Hanga Shoushi "Toki no Wasuremono Vol.5 Jonas MEKAS/Takao HIWASAKI"

 

Exhibitions
2006
No.132)  Wood-Engraving Works of Takao HIWASAKI  21st Jul. - 5th Aug.
2005
No.124)  The Works of Takao HIWASAKI  11th Nov. - 26th Nov.
1998
No.44)  Modern Art in Japanese space II (Folding screens and scroll paintings) / Tetsuro KOMAI, Shigeru HATSUYAMA, Yayoi KUSAMA, Rokushu MIZUFUNE, Ansei UCHIMA, Tatsuoki NAMBATA, Ay-O, Koshiro ONCHI, Hideo HAGIWARA, Gen YAMAGUCHI, Kiyoshi HASEGAWA, Yasunori TANINAKA, Gen YAMANAKA, Shousuke OSAWA, Akira KUROSAKI, Takao HIWASAKI, Josaku MAEDA, Tamiji KITAGAWA, Jasper JOHNS, Roy LICHTENSTEIN, Andy WARHOL and others  5th Jun. - 20th Jun.
1995
No.3)  Wood-Print Selection 1 / Maurice Denis, 、Jean Emile LABOUREUR, Tadashige ONO, Masatsugu YOSHIDA, Ansei UCHIMA, Arata ISOZAKI, Takao HIWASAKI and others  8th Sep. - 17th Sep.

 

Gallery owner's essay (Japanese)
Jonas MEKAS and Takao HIWASAKI