Takashi Tanaka

Biography

Kenji Kubota studied at Kyoto City University of Arts, majoring in painting (currently lacquer technology), but he also began to produce  the support by himself from the middle of his studying at university. He still operates all steps by myself. Kubota mainly uses Japanese Zelkova, Tochi, Sakura, Kaede, etc. to make furnitures by himself and finish them with lacquer. He has created a wide range of chairs, benches, tables, stools, desks, etc. with beautiful forms, combining wood and wood without using any nails. By using rubbed lacquer furnitures for a long time, the wood grains become even more beautiful. Recently, the small chairs that is useful for wearing boots at the front door are also popular.

Kenji Kubota studied at Kyoto City University of Arts, majoring in painting (currently lacquer technology), but he also began to produce  the support by himself from the middle of his studying at university. He still operates all steps by myself. Kubota mainly uses Japanese Zelkova, Tochi, Sakura, Kaede, etc. to make furnitures by himself and finish them with lacquer. He has created a wide range of chairs, benches, tables, stools, desks, etc. with beautiful forms, combining wood and wood without using any nails. By using rubbed lacquer furnitures for a long time, the wood grains become even more beautiful. Recently, the small chairs that is useful for wearing boots at the front door are also popular.

History

1948      born in Otsu, Shiga Prefecture

1975      graduated from Kyoto City University of Arts

2001      appointed to a professorship at Kurashiki University of Science and the Arts

<Exhibitions>
1975      The 1st Prints contest of The Osaka Contemporary Art Center

1978      Belknap Memorial Print Exhibition, Columbia University

1981      Western-style portraits and Japanese ones, The National Museum of Art

1988      MAXI GRAPHICA, Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art

1993      Exhibition of the latest works, The National Museum of Art

1994      Holy Night by Takashi Tanaka, Nagoya City Art Museum

1999      21 Printers, The National Museum of Art

2004      HANGA Waves of East – West Cultural Interchange, The University Art Museum, Tokyo University of the Arts

2008      MAXI GRAPHICA Final Destinations, Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art

2010      3 Octaves Generations in harmony, Kouichi Fine Arts

<Public Collections>
Kyoto National Museum of Modern Art

The National Museum of Art

Museum of Modern Art, Wakayama

1948      born in Otsu, Shiga Prefecture

1975      graduated from Kyoto City University
              of Arts

2001      appointed to a professorship at
              Kurashiki University of Science and
              the Arts

<Exhibitions>
1975      The 1st Prints contest of The Osaka
              Contemporary Art Center

1978      Belknap Memorial Print Exhibition,
              Columbia University

1981      Western-style portraits and Japanese
              ones, The National Museum of Art

1988      MAXI GRAPHICA, Kyoto Municipal
              Museum of Art

1993      Exhibition of the latest works,
              The National Museum of Art

1994      Holy Night by Takashi Tanaka,
              Nagoya City Art Museum

1999      21 Printers, The National Museum
              of Art

2004      HANGA Waves of East – West Cultural
               Interchange, The University Art
              Museum, Tokyo University of the Arts

2008      MAXI GRAPHICA Final Destinations,
              Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art

2010      3 Octaves Generations in harmony,
              Kouichi Fine Arts

<Public Collections>
Kyoto National Museum of Modern Art

The National Museum of Art

Museum of Modern Art, Wakayama

Available Works