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Rikio Takahashi
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Born in Tokyo, studied with Koshiro Onchi. 1952 became member of Japan Print Association. 1962 visited the U.S. and Mexico. Takahashi credited his education in the California Institute of Arts, where he spent two years (1962-63), but prior to this time he had studied with Onchi Koshiro for about six years, and his father and uncle were painters (the former nihonga, the latter yoga). Onchi's expressive contrasts and textures find an echo in Takahashi's work, which grew in scale and moved into abstraction. Because of the difficulty of printing on large sheets with the baren, most of his editions are small. As his titles indicate, Takahashi finds inspiration in Kyoto's gardens and Zen temples. Volk, Alicia. MADE IN JAPAN The Postwar Creative Print Movement. Milwaukee, Wisconsin: Milwaukee Art Museum in association with University of Washington Press, 2005, page 114. (hgs 4/10/09)