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Kozo Mio


This really cool looking print is by Japanese contemporary artist Kozo Mio (1923-2000). Already framed. However, I can ship this print itself with mat without frame.  He was born in Nagoya in 1923. The international contemporary artist (painter, print maker, and illustrator ) who brought new wave in a Japanese concreteness picture by a picture-like fantasy picture by the air brush technique. His artwork is very familiar in Japan, his artwork was used as the cover of "Focus" (very famous Japanese magazine) until 1989 since 1956. studying traditional Japanese painting at the Kyoto Municipal School of Fine Arts, he turned to oils and, in the early part of his career, painted in a fairly straightforward descriptive style. Soon however, he began to use air brushed, concentrating on creating highly distorted figures and confirming his tendency to express his vision of modern society in phychological terms. Kozo Mio received the Grand Prix of the Biennial International Exhibition of Figurative Paintings. 

He is well known air-brushed technique artist. (*Air-brushed acrylic pigment onto the veneered surface of the canvas.)

His art work held in The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, The National Museum of Art, Osaka, National Gallery of Modern Art - New Delhi, New Delhi

Technique: Lithograph and Serigraph
Paper size: 14 and 1/2 by 17 and 3/4 inches (37 x 45 cm)
Image size: 10 and 3/4 by 14 and 1/4 inches (27 x 36 cm)
Frame size: 15 and 7/8 by 19 and 7/8 inches (40.5 x 50.5 cm)
Sheet number: 121/150
Date: 1986
Signed: Pencil signed "Kozo Mio" on the bottom margin.
Condition: Very good condition, I could open and inspected the print. I found stain (it seems like water stain, please see the last picture) on the upper right margin which is matted out completely. So I reduced price to $295 (original price was $495) Frame has some used signs.