Akira Kito

Akira Kito
(1925-Present) Japanese
Kito was born to a family of artists and has been painting since he was 16 years old. Later he studied in the Western Section at the School of Fine Arts in Tokyo, despite his father and grandfather whose artistic education was based in the traditional ways of Japanese artistry. In 1953, Kito moved to Paris where he studied at the L’Ecole des Beaux-Arts in the “Souverbie class,” practicing Cubism until 1957. During his time in Paris, he engaged in many cultural activities, frequenting the neighborhoods of both Montparnasse and Saint-Germain-des-Prés. His work includes various elements that resemble human faces, but is characterized by his own kind of magic. Throughout his career, Kito’s work has gone through a series of period and is an artist known for perpetual change in color and form, constantly seeking and burning with an inner fire.

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