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b. 1924 – 2000 Asomachi prefecture
Studied under sosaku hanga artist Onchi Koshiro

 Haku Maki is primarily known for his abstract prints that are as minimal as they are expressive. The subject of many of Haku Maki’s prints is Kanji characters. In these prints the characters are rendered as expressive forms of shape and color, often appearing like something between ancient hieroglyphics and western biomorphic surrealist abstractions. Haku Maki himself titled many of these prints as “poems”. Eventually in his career he began to make prints of objects like ceramic bowls and persimmons, also strong symbols of Japanese culture. These prints were often printed with a technique involving cement poured around wood block carvings which created deep embosses in the paper and gave the prints three dimensional qualities.

Museum of Modern Art
Honolulu Academy of Arts
Art Institute of Chicago
Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts in San Francisco
British Museum
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Cincinnati Art Museum

Collection 66

Work 72-41

Work 73-32

Haku Maki, Symbol

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