Born in Yokohama in 1953, Kuroda Shigeki 黒田 茂樹 attended Tama Art University, graduating in 1976. In 1984, he continued his studies in printmaking in the U.S. through a fellowship from the Japanese government. Working in aquatint, mezzotint, drypoint and etching, Kuroda has a distinctive style marked by expert lines and subtle tones. His work has been exhibited worldwide and now resides in revered collections such as the Chicago Art Institute, the Cleveland Museum of Art, and the British Museum.
No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist. - Oscar Wilde