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Toko Shinoda
Through The Ages by Toko Shinoda, black and white signed lithograph calligraphy

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Through The Ages by Toko Shinoda, black and white signed lithograph calligraphy 11/35 obituary published by CNN March 2021 Celebrated artist Toko Shinoda, who combined Abstract Expressionism with the traditions of Japanese calligraphy, has died at the age of 107. She passed away from natural causes at a Tokyo hospital earlier in March, her niece Soko confirmed. Born in 1913 in the Manchurian city of Dalian, now part of northeast China, Shinoda moved to Japan at a young age. There she showed an early aptitude for calligraphy, which she first learned from her father, holding her first solo exhibition in Tokyo in 1936. After World War II, however, she began experimenting with techniques outside the confines of traditional calligraphy. Using her preferred medium, sumi ink, Shinoda's work became increasingly abstract, giving new and unexpected forms to Japan's kanji script. But it was her 1956 move to the United States, where she settled for the next two years, that served as a stylistic turning point. Immersing herself in New York's art scene, Shinoda interacted with some of Abstract Expressionism's leading figures, including Jackson Pollock and Mark Rothko, and was seemingly influenced by the immediacy of their work. In this same period, her creations began appearing at exhibitions in American and European cities, including Boston, Chicago, Paris and Rome. And though she returned to Japan in the late 1950s, Shinoda's work would continue to be shown in the West and was later collected by major museums including the Guggenheim and MoMA in New York and The British Museum in London. While she brought much of America's abstract tradition home with her, Shinoda retained an elegance from her calligraphic roots. She also, often, eschewed the use of dramatic colors -- so liberally employed by contemporaries like Pollock -- instead creating dynamism and depth using different concentrations of ink and brushstrokes of varying intensity. In the 1960s, she began working with lithographs. Her career spanned over eight decades.

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