Ōmoto Yasushi (大本靖) (artist late 1920s - early 2000s)



Yasushi Ōmoto (大本靖) was born in Otaru, Hokkaido in 1926 and moved to Sapporo in 1929 and lived there throughout his life. He first exhibited in 1942 and won a prize. He enlisted and served during World War II. In 1948 he studied at the Asagaya Institute of Art. In 1951 he got a degree from Meiji University. 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 gave 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.


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