(November 21 1913 - present)
A native of Japan, Tomie Ohtake moved to Brazil in 1936, just prior to the Sino-Japanese War. She married and settled in São Paulo, where she lived a quiet, middle-class life for many years. In her late forties she began painting simple landscapes and scenes; however, within three years, she had moved on to large-scale abstractions and a style completely her own.
For information on other Japanese women in the arts, see:
For information on other Brazilian women in the arts, see:
, Beatriz Milhazes
, Rosangela Renno
, Adriana Vajerao
Photograph of Tomie Ohtake, courtesy of the Tomie Ohtake Foundation, São Paulo, Brazil
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