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Biography Taki, Shūsui (瀧 秀水) (1938 - )

Born in Nahoya in 1938, Taki Shūsui embarked on his artistic career later in life, in the 1980s. He was inspired by the ukiyo-e beauties of Keisai Eisen (1790-1848), and he started with a series of large woodblock prints "Young maidens - Twelve months". Already in the 90s he won several prizes, and his next major series was a series of girls with tattoos, not unlike Paul Binnie's tattooed beauties of a decade later. His work is in the British Museum (a.o.), and he is sometimes referred to as the "Utamaro of the 20th century". His work is in great demand and seldom offered for sale.



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