BIOGRAPHY

Shinzaburo Takeda, Seto, Japan, b. 1935

Trained at the Tokyo University of Fine Arts, Takeda visited Mexico in 1963 and never left. In Mexico City he studied mural painting with Armando Carmona and Luis Nishizawa at the Escuela Nacional de Artes Plasticas San Carlos. He studied lithography with Francisco Vasquez at the Escuela Nacional de Artes Graficas.

Takeda’s fascination with the landscape, people, and cultural traditions of Oaxaca is clearly revealed in the themes and motifs embodied in his work. As much as the Oaxacan environment and its people have inspired Takeda’s work, he too has inspired many local artists since the beginning of his teaching career at the Fine Arts School of the University of Oaxaca.

Takeda’s work has been extensively exhibited in Japan, the United States, and Mexico in over 70 individual exhibits. In 2003 the Contemporary Museum of Oaxaca organized a retrospective of his work.

SELECTED IMAGES

EXHIBITIONS

Pedro Friedeberg, "Geometria Polaca", acrylic on museum board, 2016, 30 x 30"

PAST

Made in Mexico
September 13 – November 3, 2018

San Antonio, Texas

PAST

Latin American Printmakers
June 2012

San Antonio, Texas

PAST

Language of Landscape II
November 19, 2009 – January 2010

San Antonio, Texas

PAST

The Language of Landscape: Contemporary Views of the Americas
February 28 – April 15, 2008

San Antonio, Texas

PAST

Shinzaburo Takeda
November 7 – December 21, 2007

San Antonio, Texas

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