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Masuo Ikeda
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Printmaker, born 1934 at Mukden, Manchuria to Japanese parents, 1951 to Japan,1966-1981 lived primarily in US, returned to Japan 1981.woodcuts, lithographs, screenprints, etchings; As a student at the National Painting Association Fine Arts Research Institute in Tokyo, he joined the avant-garde circle around Ei Kyu. Ei Kyu convinced him to experiment with copperplate etching in 1956, and Ikeda won a series of prizes in the Tokyo International Print Biennials and other exhibitions, thereafter. The Museum of Modern Art in New York mounted a one-person exhibition of Ikeda's work in 1965. His creative activities also included writing and film making. Volk, Alicia. MADE IN JAPAN The Postwar Creative Print Movement. Milwaukee, Wisconsin: Milwaukee Art Museum in association with University of Washington Press, 2005, page 109. (hgs 9/30/08).