Fumiko TAKEDA

For a little over 25 years now, Fumiko Takeda (武田 史子) has created prints.  Born in Tokyo in 1963, she graduated from Tokyo University of the Arts’s graduate program in 1991.  As early as 1993 her etchings won her recognition, and she has dedicated most of her artistic energy to this technique.  Takeda’s etchings, which are printed in small editions, generally of just 30 impressions, mostly depict nature.  Her foliage, flowers and trees, as well as her birds, bees and bears are generally stages, orchestrated.  Man’s hand is detected in the glass domes that sometimes encase nature, or simply in the way the natural world is arranged in Takeda’s compositions.  With vivid imagination Fumiko Tadeda’s etchings, which are shaded with aquatint, and sometimes hand colored, make us travel to worlds full of wonder and discovery.  Her line is delicate, her grayscale subtle and deep and her printing, usually on shimmering chine-collé, is immaculate.

You can discover Fumiko Takeda's work in more intimate detail is THIS BLOG POST written by Jessica Krueckeberg.

Grape Leaves
$825

Grape Leaves

TAKEDA, Fumiko

瑠璃 (original Japanese title)Aquatint and etching printed on chine collé. Edition of 35. Signed, dated, and numbered. Titled in Japanese at the bott...

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Abyss of the forest
$575

Abyss of the forest

TAKEDA, Fumiko

森の深淵 (original Japanese title)Aquatint and etching with gold leaf printed on chine collé. Edition of 30. Signed, dated, and numbered. Titled in Jap...

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Fumiko Takeda - 武田 史子 - Water lily - ゆらぎ〜  - intaglio etching aquatint - detail
$650

Waterlily

TAKEDA, Fumiko

ゆらぎ〜 (original Japanese title) Etching and aquatint on chine-collé.Edition of 30.Signed, dated and numbered in pencil, in Latin alphabet.Titled i...

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Fumiko Takeda - Buzz - 羽音 - foliage crown - looking up - butterfly - papillon butinant
$625

Buzz

TAKEDA, Fumiko

羽音 (original Japanese title) Etching and aquatint on chine-collé.Edition of 30. Signed, dated and numbered in pencil, in Latin alphabet.Titled in ...

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Fumiko TAKEDA  A Forgotten Book 忘れられた書物 Etching and aquatint detail Sold
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A Forgotten Book

TAKEDA, Fumiko

忘れられた書物  (original Japanese title) Etching and aquatint on chine-collé. Edition of 30. Signed, titled, dated & numbered in pencil.

Fumiko TAKEDA Tamarillo and Ladybug タマリロとてんとう虫 Etching and aquatint detail
$400

Tamarillo and Ladybug

TAKEDA, Fumiko

タマリロとてんとう虫  (original Japanese title) Etching and aquatint on chine-collé. Edition of 40. Signed, titled, dated & numbered in pencil.

Fumiko Takeda - Garlic - にんにく - Etching and aquatint - detail
$525

Garlic

TAKEDA, Fumiko

にんにく (original Japanese title) Etching and aquatint on chine-collé.Edition of 30. Signed, titled, dated & numbered in pencil.

Fumiko Takeda - Gentle Wobble - 優しいゆらぎ - Etching and aquatint - detail Sold
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Gentle Wobble

TAKEDA, Fumiko

優しいゆらぎ (original Japanese title) Etching and aquatint on chine-collé.Edition of 40. Signed, titled, dated & numbered in pencil.

Fumiko Takeda - The Key of the Wind (Anemone) - 風(アネモス)の鍵 - Etching and aquatint - detail
$650

The Key of the Wind (Anemoscope)

TAKEDA, Fumiko

風(アネモス)の鍵 (original Japanese title) Etching and aquatint on chine-collé.Edition of 30. Signed, titled, dated & numbered in pencil.

Fumiko Takeda - Winds Port of Call - 風の寄港地 - Etching and aquatint - detail
$650

Wind’s Port of Call

TAKEDA, Fumiko

風の寄港地 (original Japanese title) Etching and aquatint on chine-collé.Edition of 30. Signed, titled, dated & numbered in pencil.

Fumiko TAKEDA - A Shallot - らっきょう - Etching - aquatint - chine-collé - detail
$350

A Shallot

TAKEDA, Fumiko

らっきょう(original Japanese title)  Etching and aquatint on chine-collé. Edition of 35.  Signed, titled, dated & numbered in pencil. 

Fumiko TAKEDA - Nap - 午睡 - Etching - aquatint - chine-collé - detail
$475

Nap

TAKEDA, Fumiko

午睡  (original Japanese title)  Etching and aquatint on chine-collé. Edition of 35.  Signed, titled, dated & numbered in pencil. 

Fumiko TAKEDA - Rain in Green Season - 緑雨 - Etching - aquatint - chine-collé - detail
$475

Rain in Green Season

TAKEDA, Fumiko

緑雨 (original Japanese title)  Etching and aquatint, with watercolor on chine-collé. Edition of 30.  Signed, titled, dated & numbered in pencil. 

Fumiko TAKEDA - Predawn - 夜明け前 - Etching and aquatint on chine-collé - detail
$450

Predawn

TAKEDA, Fumiko

夜明け前 (original Japanese title)  Etching and aquatint on chine-collé. Edition of 30.  Signed, titled, dated & numbered in pencil.