Artist Biography — Création Graphique

Shoichi Hasegawa / master of contemporary engraving

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**Shoichi Hasegawa** Aged 81, Shoichi Hasegawa is considered one of the masters of contemporary printmaking. Being a Japanese painter and engraver, born in 1929 in Yaizu. He lives since 1975 in Vetheuil, in the Val d'Oise (95), where Claude Monet once owned a house! After studying drawing and painting with various Japanese masters, he left Japan at the age of 32 to settle in Paris. For eight years, he joined Workshop 17, under the direction of the master SW HAYTER, who received before him in his studio prestigious artists such as Picasso, Ernst, Miro, Chagall or Giacometti, to deepen his...

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Maurits Cornelis Escher / Mathematical art

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**Maurits Cornelis Escher** Maurits Cornelis Escher (1898-1972), born in Leeuwarden, the Netherlands, was a multidisciplinary artist and his heritage in fine graphic and mathematical arts, is known worldwide. This left-handed person (like Vinci, Dürer or Holbein) will realize throughout his life, nearly 450 lithographs, wood engravings, woodcuts, more than 2000 drawings and countless graphic researches. As in Salvador Dali's paintings, where dreams and the materialization of time are recovering, Escher's art opens the door to other dimensions and impossibilities, but with his personal style which is engraving.He briefly studies architecture, but changes for the decorative arts. He studied there under...

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