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Biography Oda, Mayumi (1941 - )

Mayumi Oda was born in Tokyo, on June 2, 1941. After girls' high school she entered the National Academy of Art in Tokyo. In 1962 she married a young American Harvard graduate, and in the 70s she started her artistic career, while raising a growing family in New England. Gradually she became involved in the women's liberation movement, and the Buddhism of her youth started playing a more important role. Also Zen started playing its part. In 1978 she separated from her husband. The last 20 years her artistic career has gained momentum, and she has had many one-woman shows. You might want to visit her website: www.mayumioda.net. There she is characterized as : "The Japanese Matisse".



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