The 69th Tadayoshi Nakabayashi: Unknown Voyage
June 11, 2016 - September 11, 2016
Tadayoshi Nakabayashi (b. 1937) set out on a path to becoming an intaglio artist after making the acquaintance of Tetsuro Komai (1920–1976) during his student years at Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music (now Tokyo University of the Arts). Ever since the 1960s, Nakabayashi has for many years been one of Japan's foremost artists in this medium.
CCGA Print Studio
In 2012 the Center for Contemporary Graphic Art (CCGA), a facility dedicated to activities relating to prints and graphic design, opened a print studio open to the general public. The new CCGA Print Studio is located, together with CCGA itself, in the lush green foothills of Mt. Utsumine in the city of Sukagawa, in Fukushima Prefecture.
Sukagawa is the birthplace of Aodo Denzen (1748-1822), a painter of the Edo Period who was among the first Japanese artists to produce copperplate prints in Western style. In 2012 Aodo Denzen works were designated by the Japanese Government as Important Cultural Properties.
With the opening of the CCGA Print Studio, small in scale but fully equipped, in this location with strong associations with prints, our aspiration is that it will serve as a welcome venue both for printmaking workshops attended by the general public and as a studio open to experienced print artists.