Rei Yuki (1923-2008)
Japanese Woodblock Print (43/50)
Signed 'Rei Yuki 1965'
12 x 23 ins / 32 x 60 cms
The Yoseido Gallery, Tokyo (label verso)
Modern Japanses Prints: The Twentieth Century, Amanda T. Zehnder, Carnegie Museum of Art, 2009, p.193.
Rei Yuki Complete Print Works Catalogue Raisonné, Rei Yuki & Reifu Shobo, 2005, p.20, #51
Rei Yuki was born (Uemura Noria) in Tokyo in 1928. He was a Japanese printmaker.
Yuki attended the Athenee-Francais language school, Tokyo (1952). He studied woodblock printing under the artist Shinagawa Takumi (1908-2009) and started exhibiting with Nihon Hanga Kyokai (Japanese Print Association) in 1954.
In 1966 Yuki co-authored Japanese Printmaking, A Handbook of Traditional & Modern Technique with Yoshida Toshi (1911-1995)
Yuki exhibited extensively in Japan and internationally - Notable exhibitions include Nihon Hanga Kyokai (1954); 47th Shun'y?-kai (Spring Principle Association) exhibition (1970); Xylon International Print Triennial, Switzerland (1970 and 1990); Premio International Print Biennial, Italy (1991); Mexico-Japan Print Exhibition, Mexico City (1992); Shunyi-Kai Art Exhibition, Tokyo (1999) and Han 17 Exhibition, Toronto (2000).
His works are held in the collections of the British Museum; Carnegie Museum of Art; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Osaka National Museum of International Art; Cincinnati Art Museum; Musée Vivant-Denon, France; Yokohama Museum and the Art Gallery of New South Wales.
In 1996 Yuki had a solo exhibition in Yokohama, Japan. In 2005 'Rei Yuki Complete Print Works Catalogue Raisonné' was published.
Rei Yuki died in 2003, aged 75.