About MINAMI Keiko

MINAMI Keiko was born in 1911 in Toyama prefecture. She began exploring her artistic interests in painting and writing poetry in high school, and studied nursery stories under Sakae Tsuboi, a prominent female novelist and poet at the time. Her encounter with HAMAGUCHI Yozo, whom she later married, opened her eyes to the world of copper-plate printing.

Upon her relocation to France in 1953, she began serious training in copper-plate printing under Johnny Friedlaender, and since then she has been working globally. Her fairy tale-like motifs, revolving mainly around the themes of young girls, birds, and trees, have often appeared on UNICEF publications and are still loved today.

Minami’s works are periodically exhibited at the Museé Hamaguchi Yozo:Yamasa Collection. Please check our website for the most current information.

 

the Moon (1954)
32.7×24.2cm
・Etching
・Sandpaper

Two towns (1961)
39.0×28.2cm
・Etching
・Dry point
・Soft-Ground Etching
・Sandpaper

Park (1956)
29.2×29.2cm
・Intaglio

Red Fish (1964)
27.9×36.4cm
・Etching
・Sandpaper

Fallen Leaf (1959)
38.8×27.9cm
・Etching
・Sandpaper

Two Girls (1964)
36.9×28.0cm
・Etching
・Soft-Ground Etching
・Sandpaper

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