Keiichi Takasawa (1914-1984)
Keiichi Takasawa was born in Gunma Prefecture in 1914. In 1936 he attended Nihon University and later studied with Tsuguharu Fujita (a strong influence). During the war Keiichi worked as a war reporter. He did many illustrations and covers for women's magazines, music record covers, etc. He did many 'nikushitsu' paintings of 'bijin-ga' and the best of these were often published as woodblock prints. His bijin-ga prints always depicted the same slender-necked beauty (who may have been his wife), often in erotic poses. He usually signed his name using both Japanese kanji and Roman script.


Onna-e Series (woodblock prints - 1969)
Takasawa Keiichi - Number 1 Takasawa Keiichi - Number 2 Takasawa Keiichi - Number 3 Takasawa Keiichi - Number 4
Pictures of Women
#1
1969

Pictures of Women
#2
1969

Pictures of Women
#3
1969

Pictures of Women
#4
1969

Series Album Cover Sheet Takasawa Keiichi - Number 5
Pictures of Women
Series Album
1969

Pictures of Women
Cover Sheet
1969

Pictures of Women
#5
1969

Onna-E (Set 1)
Takasawa Keiichi - Hair Takasawa Keiichi - Large Snowflakes Takasawa Keiichi - Large Snowflakes Takasawa Keiichi - Large Snowflakes
Takasawa Keiichi
Hair
circa 1970s

Takasawa Keiichi
Large Snowflakes
circa 1970s

Onna-E (Set 2)
Takasawa Keiichi - Shark-Spot Pattern Takasawa Keiichi - Woman Burning Incense
Takasawa Keiichi
Shark-Spot Pattern
circa 1970s

Takasawa Keiichi
Woman Burning Incense
circa 1970s

Other Prints
Takasawa Keiichi - Woman in kimono Takasawa Keiichi - The Woman Of The 7th District Takasawa Keiichi - Evening Snow
Takasawa Keiichi
Woman in kimono
1970s

Takasawa Keiichi
The Woman Of The 7th District
c1970s

Takasawa Keiichi
Evening Snow
1970s


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