Ikeda, Shuzo

Shuzo Ikeda (1922 to 2004) was born in in Akita prefecture, graduating from Tokyo Higher Normal School. After a few years of teaching art, Shuzo Ikeda became a member of the artist association Nihon Hanga Kyokai, and Shuzo Ikeda turned to woodblock printmaking (‘moku hanga’) as a professional full-time artist. Shuzo Ikeda’s distinctive style features his integration of the texture of the woodblock grain into his print designs.