Biography Amano, Kazumi (1927 - 2001)
Amano Kazumi was born in Takaoka, Toyama prefecture in 1927. He first studied furniture design, graduated in 1945, but soon moved to woodblock prints. In 1952 he met Munakata Shik˘, who influenced him in his early work. From 1953 he exhibited with the Nihon Hanga Ky˘kai, of which society he was a member from 1962-66. He exhibited in many international print biennales, went to USA in 1971, where he taught at Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois, and in other places. In the same year he moved to NYC with his family and remained there the rest of his life.
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