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Artist: Ōmoto Yasushi (大本靖)

Lifetime: 1926 - 2004

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Yasushi Ōmoto (大本靖) was born in Hokkaido in 1926. He first exhibited in 1942 and won a prize. He enlisted and served during World War II. He had graduated in arts from Meiji University in 1951. One of his teachers was Fumio Kitaoka. In the 1980 he went to the US for demonstrations of the Japanese woodblock printmaking technique at the University of Indiana, Purdue and other places. In 1982 he technical demonstrations at Oxford University. Yasushi Ōmoto made prints in silkscreen technique as well. Main subjects of his print works are landscapes and nature scenes. Died in 2014.

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There are three prints by this artist in the collection of the Honolulu Museum of Art. There is one in the Freer/Sackler Galleries.