Ayako Tsuru

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Ayako Tsuru (born 1941) was a contemporary Japanese artist from Mexico City. She studied at the National school of fine Arts (San Carlos Academy) from 1959 to 1963, before moving on to the International Summer Academy of Fine Arts of Salzburg, Austria in 1968, and the Kyoto National Museum of Modern Art in Kyoto from 1970 to 1971.[1][full citation needed]

Early years[edit]

Ayako Tsuru was born in Mexico City on October 23, 1941. Her parents were Mihoko Kayaba and Dr.Kiso Tsuru, a prominent Japanese doctor who lived in Mexico from the early 1930s. Since Tsuru was born during World War II her parents were concerned about the family and her health so they sent her to Dr. Tsuru's ranch in Ciudad Valles, San Luis Potosi where she went to school and was kept safe during the war years.[2][full citation needed]

Art studies[edit]

Her major teachers were Armando Lopez Carmona and David Alfaro Siqueiros, from whom she would get special talks on the subject by the mural art. She majored as a mural artist at the San Carlos Academy from 1959–1963.[3][full citation needed]

Professional work[edit]

She then became a teacher of vitreous enamels at the National Museum of Cultures in Mexico City. In 1970 she traveled to Tokyo, Japan, where she studied under Japanese Arts teacher Shigeo Iwazawa, and later did an exhibition by personal permission from Master Arts teacher Insho Domoto.[4][full citation needed]


Artwork in museums[edit]

Museum of Art of Plovdiv, Bulgaria.[6][full citation needed] Museum of Art of Morelia,Michoacan,Mexico.Aug.17,1971[7][full citation needed]


  1. ^ Encyclopedia of Mexico 1978 vol.12
  2. ^ Encyclopedia of Mexico 1978, vol.12
  3. ^ Encyclopedia of Mexico 1978,vol.12
  4. ^ Asahi Shimbun Kyoto Newspaper
  5. ^ Encyclopedia of Mexico 1978,vol.12
  6. ^ Impacto,Mexican Newspaper
  7. ^ Excelsior Mexican Newspaper 1971