Miyamoto, Shufu

Shufu Miyamoto (1950-) is a leading contemporary woodblock printmaker. Born in Fukuoka prefecture known for his dreamlike landscapes, he originally studied oil painting with Osamu Ioka. Miyamoto began his exploration of printmaking through lithography and silkscreen, yet found his medium as a woodblock print artist.

Shufu Miyamoto’s works express romantic feelings and a sense for moods created with the means of compositions, colors and last but not least the mastering of craftsmanship. His specialties are the display of water, mist and hazy atmosphere. He uses gentle hues and extensive bokashi, a technique of color gradation, to achieve romantic atmospheres. Miyamoto’s works can be found in collections around the world, such as the Museum of Fine Arts Boston and the Auckland Museum in New Zealand.