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Mikio Watanabe Art

Japanese, 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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Artist: Mikio Watanabe
Ailes (Wings)
By Mikio Watanabe
Located in New Orleans, LA
Mikio Watanabe (Japanese, b. 1954) 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...
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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

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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Eclipse I
By Mikio Watanabe
Located in New Orleans, LA
Eclipse I is 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 wh...
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Early 2000s Modern 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

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

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

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

Entrance of the Gallery - Original handsigned etching / 90ex
By Mikio Watanabe
Located in Paris, FR
Mikio WATANABE Entrance of the Gallery Original etching Signed and dated in pencil Numbered / 90 ex On vellum 48 x 38.5 cm (c. 18.9 x 14.9 inch) Excellent condition, slight fold i...
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2010s Modern Mikio Watanabe Art

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Etching

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

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

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...
Category

1990s Contemporary Mikio Watanabe Art

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Mezzotint

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

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

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

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