Tomie Ohtake /   Tomie Ohtake

Japan 1913 - 2015

Abstract Art

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Tomie Ohtake
Tomie Ohtake
Female
Japan
1913
May 16, 2013
Balasz Takac is alias of Vladimir Bjelicic who is actively engaged in art criticism, curatorial and artistic practice.

Tomie Ohtake traveled to Brazil in 1936 to visit her brother but could not return due to the outbreak of World War II. Ohtake settled herself in São Paulo with her husband and started painting in 1951, after a visit to the studio of the painter Keisuke Sugano. She had her first exhibition in 1957, in the Salão Nacional de Arte Moderna and in 1961 she participated in the São Paulo Biennale. In 1972 she participated in the Prints section of the Venice Biennale and in 1978 of the Tokyo Biennale.

Featured image: Portrait of Tomie Ohtake – image courtesy of Meexplica