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Okamoto, Ryusei (AKA Yoshimi) (1949 - Present)

Young Girl Holding Cat

Medium: Woodblock Print
Date: c. 1985
Size (H x W): 14 x 9.75 (inches)
Edition: 49/350
Signature: Y. Okamoto
Condition: Very good color, impression and state, very light paper mounting, embellished with metallic pigment.


About the artist

Born in Hokkaido, Ryusei Okamoto is a contemporary print artist. After studying marine biology at Nihon University, Okamoto turned to a career in art, working as the student of Toshi Yoshida between 1974 and 1984. During this time, Okamoto caught the eye of his teacher, who professed the unique talent of his student. In 1980, Yoshimi Okamoto traveled to Northern California to teach at the Medocino Art Center. Over the years, he regularly participated in the annual CWAJ (College Women's Association of Japan) print show. Today, he lives in Kanagawa. Okamoto also used the name "Yoshimi Okamoto."