Lebensdaten: 1924 - 2000
Zu Leben und Werk: Maki Haku is the artistic name of Maejima Tadaaki, who was born in Ibaraki Prefecture. Maki Haku was a sōsaku hanga artist in 20th Century Japan. He had no formal art training, but was guided by the sōsaku hanga leading artist Onchi Kōshirō (1891-1955) Maki Haku is represented at the Tokyo International Print Biennale in 1957 and 1960.
Maki Haku is best known for his abstract-calligraphic prints. He distorted and rearranged characters and strokes to produce striking and serene images. The book “Festive Wine: Ancient Japanese Poems from the Kinkafu”is a translation of 21 ancient poems called Kinkafu or “Music for Wagon Songs”. The translation is accompanied by Maki Haku’s prints that were made in 1968-69.
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