Tanaka Ryohei

Biography

(Japan, 1933 - )

Born in Osaka, Japan, Tanaka studied under Yoshio Furuno. Often depicting rural scenes near Kyoto, Tanaka regularly focuses on villages and particularly the thatched-roof farmhouses that are quickly disappearing from the Japanese countryside. His meticulous technique captures different textures of straw, wood, stone, and tile with finely etched lines. His work is in the collections of: Cincinnati Art Museum Achenbach Foundation, San Francisco Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York Hirschorn Museum, Washington, DC President Ronald Reagan Honolulu Academy of Art Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Springfield Museum David Rockefeller Singapore National Museum Portland (Oregon) Museum of Art Morikami Museum, Florida.