Yuji Hiratsuka was born in in 1954 in Osaka. He graduated from Tokyo Art Teacher's University in 1978 and received an M.A. and MFA in the United States at the New Mexico State University and the Univ of Indiana. For the past 40 plus years he has lived and worked in the United States and today resides in Oregon. His work is in the permanent collections of prestigious institutions worldwide including the Tokyo Central Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, NY, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the British Museum to name a few. Please enjoy our collection of gorgeous Yuji Hiratsuka prints for sale.
An artist should use freely whatever materials he pleases. In the case of the woodblock print, he simply goes one step further and employs a block instead of a brush... - Watanabe Shozaburo, 1916