Miyashita worked with multiple printmaking techniques such as woodblock, intaglio, and photoengraving. He achieved his distinctive rugged lines by soldering wire to the zinc printing plate.
About the artist
Born in Tokyo in 1930, Tokio Miyashita is considered a master of Japanese post-war printmaking. While he originally studied literature, he devoted his career to printmaking. The student of Japanese woodblock print masters Junichiro Sekino and Un'ichi Hiratsuka, Tokio Miyashita explored many techniques, but favored the woodblock. His works can be found in prestigious collections such as the British Museum and the Museum of Modern Art.