Ohtake in 2006, when she was awarded the Order of Cultural Merit.
November 21, 1913
|Died||February 12, 2015 101) (aged|
São Paulo, Brazil
|Education||Keisuke Sugano (菅野圭介)|
|Known for||Painting, drawing, printing, sculpture|
|Style||Geometric abstraction, lyrical abstraction|
(m. 1936;died 1977)
|Memorial(s)||Tomie Ohtake Institute|
Tomie Ohtake (大竹富江, Ōtake Tomie, née Nakakubo (中久保); November 21, 1913 – February 12, 2015) was a Japanese Brazilian visual artist. Her work includes paintings, prints and sculptures. She was one of the main representatives of informal abstractionism in Brazil.
Ohtake was born in 1913 in Kyoto. In 1936, when she was twenty-three years old, Ohtake traveled to Brazil to visit a brother but could not return to Japan due to the Pacific theatre of World War II occurring there.Ohtake settled herself in São Paulo with her husband, her son Ruy being born there in 1938 and started painting in 1951, after a visit to the studio of the painter Keisuke Sugano.
She had her first exhibition in 1957, in the Salão Nacional de Arte Moderna and in 1961 she participated in the São Paulo Biennale. In 1972 she participated in the Prints section of the Venice Biennale and in 1978 of the Tokyo Biennale. She created dozens of public space sculptures from the late eighties; her work has been featured in several cities in Brazil, but especially in the state of São Paulo.
In 1988, Ohtake was awarded the Order of Rio Branco by the public sculpture commemorating the 80th anniversary of Japanese immigration in São Paulo and in 2006 she was awarded the Order of Cultural Merit.
Tomie Ohtake was the mother of architects Ruy Ohtake and Ricardo Ohtake.
She died on February 12, 2015 at the age of 101. She was cremated.
|1957||Museu de Arte Moderna (MAM), São Paulo|
|1959||Galeria de Arte das Folhas, São Paulo|
|1961||Museu de Arte Moderna (MAM), São Paulo|
|1964||Galeria São Luís, São Paulo|
|1965||Galeria de Arte Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro|
|1968||Galeria Cosme Velho, São Paulo|
|1969||Associação dos Amigos do Museu de Arte Moderna, São Paulo|
|1970||Galeria Aki, São Paulo|
|1971||Galeria Mainline, Brasília|
|1972||Galeria Cosme Velho, São Paulo|
|1974||Galeria de Arte Global, São Paulo|
|1976||Graffiti Galeria de Arte, Rio de Janeiro|
|1979||Galeria Grifo, São Paulo|
|1983||Mônica Filgueiras Galeria de Arte, São Paulo; Galeria Tina Presser, Port Alegre; ACAP, Casa da Alfândega, Florianópolis; Simões de Assis Galeria de Arte, Curitiba; Gesto Gráfico, Belo Horizonte; Espaço Capital Arte Contemporânea, Brasília; Escritório de Arte da Bahia, Salvador; Artespaço, Recife; Galeria de Arte Ignez Fiuza, Fortaleza; Galeria GB, Rio de Janeiro|
|1983||Museu de Arte Moderna (MAM), São Paulo|
|1983||Caesar Park Hotel, Fortaleza; Salão Negro do Senado Federal, Brasília|
|1983||Tomie Ohtake: Retrospectiva||Museu de Arte de São Paulo (MASP), São Paulo|
|1984||Paulo Figueiredo Galeria de Arte, Brasília|
|1985||Gabinete de Arte Raquel Arnaud, São Paulo|
|1987||Galeria Thomas Cohn Arte Contemporânea, Rio de Janeiro|
|1987||Mônica Filgueiras Galeria de Arte, São Paulo; Croqui Galeria de Arte, Campinas; Museu de Arte de Ribeirão Preto, Ribeirão Preto; Galeria GB, Rio de Janeiro; Espaço Capital Arte Contemporânea, Brasília; Pinacoteca Galeria de Arte, Goiânia; Simões de Assis Galeria de Arte, Curitiba; Escritório de Arte da Bahia, Salvador; Gesto Gráfico de Arte, Belo Horizonte; Casa da Alfândega, Florianópolis; Galeria Ignez Fiuza, Fortaleza; Caesar Park Hotel, Fortaleza; Galeria Tina Zappoli, Porto Alegre; Galeria Tina Presser, Porto Alegre; Artespaço Galeria de Arte, Recife|
|1991||Gabinete de Arte Raquel Arnaud, São Paulo|
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