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Toko Shinoda

(Japanese, b. 1913)


Mr. and Mrs. William E. Ward Collection Fund 1982.239



Trained as a traditional painter using brush and ink, Shinoda
has achieved similar effects with screenprint. Her work is very
calligraphic, capturing the sweeping gestures she makes across
the plate. Always the painter, Shinoda usually hand-colors
each impression with slashing red strokes. Although her
prints seem so spontaneous, they are the result of a lifetime
of rigorous practice and are based upon nature. "Certain
forms float up in my mind’s eye; aromas, a blowing breeze,
a rain-drenched gust of wind," the artist describes. "I try to
capture these vague evanescent images and put them into a
vivid form."

See also
PR - Screenprint
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