Hideo Hagiwara, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Hideo Hagiwara

Japanese artist

Date of Birth: 01-Jan-1913

Place of Birth: Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan

Date of Death: 04-Nov-2007

Profession: painter, university teacher, calligrapher, printmaker

Nationality: Japan

Zodiac Sign: Capricorn

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About Hideo Hagiwara

  • Hideo Hagiwara (?? ??, Hagiwara Hideo, 1913 – November 4, 2007) was a Japanese artist who worked mainly with woodblock prints.
  • He was born in Kofu, Yamanashi.
  • Between 1921 and 1929 he lived in Korea and Manchuria.
  • He studied at the Tokyo School of Fine Arts, where he graduated at the Oil Painting Section in 1938.
  • While still there he attended Un'ichi Hiratsuka's extracurricular woodblock printing course, and in the same year he became quality controller at the Takamizawa Woodblock Print Company.
  • He was conscripted into the army in 1943.
  • In 1945 he had lost his house, his atelier and nearly all his early works.
  • Around 1950 he had sufficiently recovered to start painting again.
  • At the same time he started making Sosaku Hanga, both figurative and abstract prints.
  • He was known as a constant innovator and he was generally considered one of the best post-World War II Sosaku Hanga artists.

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