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.

Fumiko Takeda - 武田 史子 - Silver Time - 銀色の時間 - intaglio etching aquatint - goldfish and flower Sold
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Silver Time

TAKEDA, Fumiko

彷徨う星 (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 - 武田 史子 - breath - 息吹 - intaglio etching aquatint - bird and flora
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Breath

TAKEDA, Fumiko

息吹 (original Japanese title) Etching and aquatint with handcoloring on chine-collé.Edition of 30.Signed, dated and numbered in pencil, in Latin al...

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Fumiko Takeda - Recitation - 朗読 - child holding blue book - bird perched on a braid of hair Sold
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Recitation

TAKEDA, Fumiko

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

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Fumiko Takeda - The Smell of Rain - 雨の匂い - finch - bottle with etching acid Sold
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The Smell of Rain

TAKEDA, Fumiko

雨の匂い (original Japanese title) Etching and aquatint with handcoloring on chine-collé.Edition of 30.Signed, dated and numbered in pencil, in Latin ...

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Fumiko Takeda - 武田 史子 - Temptation - 誘い  - intaglio etching aquatint - chipmunk tree Sold
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Temptation

TAKEDA, Fumiko

夢人 (original Japanese title) Etching and aquatint with handcoloring on chine-collé.Edition of 30.Signed, dated and numbered in pencil, in Latin alp...

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portrait of a bear by Fumiko Takeda - original etching roulette aquatint intaglio Sold
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Gluttony

TAKEDA, Fumiko

Etching, roulette and aquatint on chine-collé.Edition of 30.Signed, dated and numbered in pencil.Titled in Japanese in the bottom sheet edge.