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Mikio Watanabe Art

MIKIO WATANABE (JAPAN, B. 1954)

Mikio Watanabe was born in 1954 in Yokohama, Japan. After completing his studies at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts of Tokyo in 1977, he left Japan from Yokohama harbor, crossed Siberia and went to Paris, where he settled down to work. In Paris, he learned engraving techniques at the Atelier 17, where he studied from 1979 –81, with Stanley William Hayter. His mezzotints often feature Yuriko, his wife and model. Watanabe’s prints have won prizes in many international print exhibitions, including the “Salon de la Gravure Originale” in Bayeux, France in 1989 and the “Miniprint International” in Cadaques, Spain in 1992. Watanabe currently lives in Paris and continues to exhibit his work around the world. He has had more than 50 one-man shows, and his works can be found in many public collections including Bibliotheque Nationale in Paris, the Central Academy of Art in Kuala Lumpur and the New Orleans Museum of Art. Mikio is a member of the International Academy “Greci-Marino,” in Italy.

(Biography provided by Stone and Press Gallery)
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Reflet
By Mikio Watanabe
Located in New Orleans, LA
This impression is #8 of 50 Mezzotint artist Mikio Watanabe was born in 1954 in Japan and currently lives in France. He is most known for his elegant, evocative black and white nude...
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1980s Mikio Watanabe Art

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Mezzotint

Dune (Multiple nude females appear to be a landscape)
By Mikio Watanabe
Located in New Orleans, LA
Mezzotint artist Mikio Watanabe was born in 1954 in Japan and currently lives in France. He is most known for his elegant, evocative black and white nudes. In these images the artist...
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1980s Modern Mikio Watanabe Art

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Mezzotint

Foret
By Mikio Watanabe
Located in New Orleans, LA
Foret is from an edition of 75 and is referenced as #84 i catalogue raisonne Mezzotint artist Mikio Watanabe was born in 1954 in Japan and currently lives in France. He is most know...
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1990s Modern Mikio Watanabe Art

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Mezzotint

Deux Nus II (female nudes pose in parallel )
By Mikio Watanabe
Located in New Orleans, LA
"Deux Nus II" is an early work by master mezzotint artist Mikio Watanabe using his wife as the model. It is as if we are seeing double in thus arrangement of two nude women. This i...
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1980s Contemporary Mikio Watanabe Art

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Mezzotint

Sommeil (a sensuous nude woman sleeps on her side)
By Mikio Watanabe
Located in New Orleans, LA
In this mezzotint, the sensual profile of a young nude woman is seen sleeping with her torso stretched out. The mezzotint is signed, titled and dated by the artist in pencil, from a...
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1990s Contemporary Mikio Watanabe Art

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Mezzotint

Confident (profile of young nude girl with wisps of hair on her neck)
By Mikio Watanabe
Located in New Orleans, LA
Mikio Watanabe created "Confident", a side view of a sensuous female nude, exclusively for Stone and Press Gallery. The 2004 black and white mezzotint was issued in an edition of on...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Mikio Watanabe Art

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Mezzotint

Variations
By Mikio Watanabe
Located in New Orleans, LA
"Variations" is a very large nude mezzotint listed in the catalogue raisonne as HAN #105. It was issued in an edition of 90. Born in Yokohama in 1954, Watanabe graduated from Ecole...
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1990s Contemporary Mikio Watanabe Art

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Mezzotint

Nu Assis II (Seated nude with legs crossed)
By Mikio Watanabe
Located in New Orleans, LA
In this mezzotint, the sensual profile of a seated young nude woman sits with crossed legs. The mezzotint is signed, titled and dated by the artist in pencil, from an edition of 75. ...
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1980s Contemporary Mikio Watanabe Art

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Mezzotint

Crepuscule (literally means Dusk. Standing young nude woman facing away)
By Mikio Watanabe
Located in New Orleans, LA
Mikio Watanabe's "Crepuscule" translates as "Dusk" and shows the standing torso of a nude woman facing away with hands clasped being her back. This impression is #20 of 90, and is ti...
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1990s Contemporary Mikio Watanabe Art

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Mezzotint

Coiled Snake (Ready to strike)
By Mikio Watanabe
Located in New Orleans, LA
A snake coiled and ready to strike Mezzotint artist Mikio Watanabe was born in 1954 in Japan and currently lives in France. He is most known for his elegant, evocative black and whit...
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Early 2000s Modern Mikio Watanabe Art

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Mezzotint

S'envoler or Fly Away(upper body of female nude poised to escape through flight)
By Mikio Watanabe
Located in New Orleans, LA
Mikio Watanabe depicts a nude woman in an image, 'S'envoler', which translates into English as "Fly Away". What is this woman seeking to escape through flight? Is it just the ennui ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Mikio Watanabe Art

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Mezzotint

Le Point du Jour II (A young nude woman in repose at daybreak)
By Mikio Watanabe
Located in New Orleans, LA
In this mezzotint, the sensual profile of a young nude woman is seen with her head tilted to the right and arms stretched out in front. She appears to be awakening first thing in th...
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1990s Contemporary Mikio Watanabe Art

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Mezzotint

Sleep
By Mikio Watanabe
Located in New Orleans, LA
Roman numeral XXVIII/ XXX Mezzotint artist Mikio Watanabe was born in 1954 in Japan and currently lives in France. He is most known for his elegant, evocative black and white nudes....
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1980s Contemporary Mikio Watanabe Art

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Mezzotint

Eclispe I
By Mikio Watanabe
Located in New Orleans, LA
Eclipse I is # 9 from an edition of 90 Mezzotint artist Mikio Watanabe was born in 1954 in Japan and currently lives in France. He is most known for his elegant, evocative black and...
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Early 2000s Modern Mikio Watanabe Art

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Mezzotint

Carpe Diem I
By Mikio Watanabe
Located in New Orleans, LA
this impression is #46 from edition of 50 Mezzotint artist Mikio Watanabe was born in 1954 in Japan and currently lives in France. He is most known for his elegant, evocative black ...
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Early 2000s American Modern Mikio Watanabe Art

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Mezzotint

Shiro (portrait of an elegant, alert cat sitting in a meadow with flying insect)
By Mikio Watanabe
Located in New Orleans, LA
Mikio Watanabe's Shiro shows an elegant cat sitting in a meadow with some insects. In Japanese conjures up many meanings including "white", "castle" or "innocent". This impression...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Mikio Watanabe Art

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Mezzotint

L'auore (Translate as Dawn, an awakening)
By Mikio Watanabe
Located in New Orleans, LA
Mikio Watanabe created "L'auore", a side view of a two sensuous female nude. This early black and white mezzotint was issued in an edition of only 50. This is impression # 8 Mikio ...
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1980s Contemporary Mikio Watanabe Art

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Mezzotint

Carpe Diem (Make the most of the current moment before you get hooked)
By Mikio Watanabe
Located in New Orleans, LA
Mikio Watanabe created this color mezzotint (in an edition of 50) of a fish. This is impression #33 The image is created in various shades of dark blue ink. The French title transla...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Mikio Watanabe Art

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Mezzotint

Trombe (like a whirlwind)
By Mikio Watanabe
Located in New Orleans, LA
Mikio Watanabe created "Trombe", a side view of a sensuous female nude was created in 2001, a black and white mezzotint is signed and titled in and annotated artist proof #5 of 10 M...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Mikio Watanabe Art

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Mezzotint

Partition
By Mikio Watanabe
Located in New Orleans, LA
Mikio Watanabe created "Partition", a side view of two sensuous female nudes, The 1993 black and white mezzotint is issued in a roman numeral edition of only xxx. It is signed and ...
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1990s Contemporary Mikio Watanabe Art

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Mezzotint

Flying Heron - Original handsigned etching / 90ex
By Mikio Watanabe
Located in Paris, FR
Mikio WATANABE (1954-) Flying Heron, 2012 Original etching (Mezzotint) Signed and dated in pencil Numbered / 90 ex On vellum 29 x 38 cm (c. 11.4 x 14.9 inch) Excellent condition
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2010s Modern Mikio Watanabe Art

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Mezzotint, Etching

Deux Cous ( literally "two necks" / young nude women lean back breast to breast)
By Mikio Watanabe
Located in New Orleans, LA
Mikio Watanabe's "Deux Cous" shows the arched torsos of two nude women with necks leaning back but with upper bodies touching. This impression is #8 of 50, and is titled, numbered an...
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1980s Contemporary Mikio Watanabe Art

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Mezzotint

Kobe (torso of young nude woman in profile)
By Mikio Watanabe
Located in New Orleans, LA
Mikio Watanabe's "Kobe" shows the arched torso of a nude woman. This impression is #5 of 90. Born in Yokohama in 1954, Watanabe graduated from Ecole des Beaux Arts in Tokyo in 1977 ...
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1990s Contemporary Mikio Watanabe Art

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Mezzotint

Female nude - Original handsigned etching / 90ex
By Mikio Watanabe
Located in Paris, FR
Mikio WATANABE (1954-) Female nude, 1997 Original etching Signed and dated in pencil Numbered / 90 ex On vellum 56 x 38 cm (c. 22 x 14.9 inch) Excellent condition, slight fold in t...
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1990s Modern Mikio Watanabe Art

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Etching

The War or the Peace - Original handsigned etching / 90ex
By Mikio Watanabe
Located in Paris, FR
Mikio WATANABE The War or the Peace Original etching Signed in pencil Numbered / 90 ex On vellum 45 x 58 cm (c. 18 x 25 inch) Excellent condition
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Late 20th Century Modern Mikio Watanabe Art

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Etching

Lizards - Original handsigned etching / 90ex
By Mikio Watanabe
Located in Paris, FR
Mikio WATANABE (1954-) Lizards , 2003 Original etching (Mezzotint) Signed and dated in pencil Numbered / 90 ex On vellum 57 x 35 cm (c. 22.4 x 13.7 inch) Excellent condition
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Early 2000s Modern Mikio Watanabe Art

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Mezzotint, Etching

Cherche la Lumière (Looking for Light -- a portfolio of three mezzotints issued
By Mikio Watanabe
Located in New Orleans, LA
"Cherche la Lumière" is a beautifully framed portfolio of three mezzotints issued as a single offering centered on the theme of seeking light. It is in HAN raisonne as #188, 189 and...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Mikio Watanabe Art

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Mezzotint

Espoir (Hope -- the expression of desire through anticipation)
By Mikio Watanabe
Located in New Orleans, LA
Watanabe uses the nude female form as an expression of hope. HAN # 71 in catalogue raisonne. "Espoir" was issued in an edition of 75 Born in Yokohama in 1954, Watanabe graduated fr...
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1980s Contemporary Mikio Watanabe Art

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Mezzotint

NU - C (translates to Nude C-- the model was the artist's wife)
By Mikio Watanabe
Located in New Orleans, LA
"Nu-C" is a very early nude mezzotint listed in the catalogue raisonne as HAN #3. It was issued in an edition of 50. Born in Yokohama in 1954, Watanabe graduated from Ecole des Bea...
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1980s Contemporary Mikio Watanabe Art

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Mezzotint

Secret I
By Mikio Watanabe
Located in New Orleans, LA
Born in Yokohama in 1954, Watanabe graduated from Ecole des Beaux Arts in Tokyo in 1977 and then moved to Paris. Two years later, he was honored by admission to Atelier 17 in Paris a...
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1990s Contemporary Mikio Watanabe Art

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Mezzotint

Metamorphosis - Original handsigned etching / 90ex
By Mikio Watanabe
Located in Paris, FR
Mikio WATANABE (1954-) Metamorphosis, 2000 Original etching Signed and dated in pencil Numbered / 90 ex On vellum 53 x 37.5 cm (c. 20.8 x 14.5 inch) Excellent condition
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Early 2000s Modern Mikio Watanabe Art

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Etching

Vibration - Original handsigned etching / 90ex
By Mikio Watanabe
Located in Paris, FR
Mikio WATANABE (1954-) Vibration, 2008 Original etching Signed and dated 2008 in pencil Numbered / 90 ex On vellum 25 x 33.5 cm (c. 9.8 x 12.9 inch) Excellent condition
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Early 2000s Modern Mikio Watanabe Art

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Etching

Moonshine (a young nude woman with big breasts posed in front of huge full moon)
By Mikio Watanabe
Located in New Orleans, LA
"Moonshine" captures a young nude woman with her breasts prominently displayed. A large moon can be seen poking out behind the woman's torso. Born in Yokohama in 1954, Mikio Watana...
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1990s Contemporary Mikio Watanabe Art

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Mezzotint

Dos III (A young nude woman seen from the back)
By Mikio Watanabe
Located in New Orleans, LA
"Dos III" is a color mezzotint with gold tones printed in an edition of 90. This is one of the few nude images in which a second color was used. Mikio Watanabe (Japanese, b. 1954) ...
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Late 20th Century Modern Mikio Watanabe Art

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Mezzotint

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