This beautiful print is by really cool Japanese contemporary artist Kozo Mio (1923-2000) 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 fairl 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: 18 by 24 and 1/4 inches (45.5 x 61.5 cm)
Image size: 21 and 5/8 by 13 and 1/4 inches (33.5 x 40 cm)
Sheet number: 63/150
Signed: Pencil signed "Kozo Mio" on the bottom margin.
Condition: Excellent condition, minor ink smudge and faint crease on the margins which will be easily matted out.