Akira Yamaguchi

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Akira Yamaguchi (山口 晃) (born 1969 in Tokyo, Japan) is a Japanese contemporary artist.


Born in Tokyo, he grew up in the city of Kiryū, Gunma Prefecture.

He received his B.A. in oil painting (1994) and M.A. in oil painting (1996) from the Tokyo University of the Arts.[1] Yamaguchi designed the cover art for the album V by the nu-jazz music duo United Future Organization and illustrated the book Chronicles of My Life: An American in the Heart of Japan by Donald Keene.

He lives and works in Tokyo. His artwork has been exhibited worldwide. He is represented by Mizuma Art Gallery [ja].[2]

Yamaguchi Akira Exhibition Summary


Yamaguchi's painting style combines contemporary oil painting techniques with the traditional Japanese composition style known as Yamato-e.[3] He has also produced a number of drawings and ukiyo-e.[4]

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  1. ^ "Akira Yamaguchi at Mizuma Art Gallery (accessed 31 May 12)". Archived from the original on 2012-05-10. Retrieved 2012-05-31.
  2. ^ "MIZUMA ART GALLERY : YAMAGUCHI Akira / 山口晃". Archived from the original on 2012-05-10. Retrieved 2012-05-31.
  3. ^ "Mining the Past for New Gold: Artist Yamaguchi Akira". Nippon.com.
  4. ^ "YAMAGUCHI Akira Ukiyo-e print: New Sights of Tokyo: Shiba Tower". Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2015-04-25.

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