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Shiko Munakata

Full name: Shiko Munakata
Original name: 棟方 志功
Gender: Male
Born: September 5, 1903 in Aomori, Aomori, Japan
Died: May 13, 1975 in Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Country: JPN Japan
Sport: Art Competitions

Biography

Shiko Munakata was a Japanese wood engraver and painter, who renewed the traditional Japanese woodcut in the 20th century as a representative of the Sosaku Hanga- and Mingei movement. He was regarded by many as one of the most significant modern Japanese artists of the 20th century. His art work consisted of oil and ink paintings, prints, ceramics and calligraphies. Munakata aspired to become an oil painter after seeing a Van Gogh sunflower painting on a magazine cover. He later organized a "Western-style" painting group with three former middle-school classmates from Aomori. Munakata first gained international acclaim through his woodcut prints.

Results

Mixed Painting, Unknown Event

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank Title
1932 Summer 28 Los Angeles Art Competitions Japan Final Standings AC Warming Up
1932 Summer 28 Los Angeles Art Competitions Japan Final Standings AC A Horse Race
1936 Summer 32 Berlin Art Competitions Japan Final Standings AC Gruppen-Lauf
1936 Summer 32 Berlin Art Competitions Japan Final Standings AC Bürger-Turnen
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