Studio blog of Annie Bissett, an artist working with traditional Japanese woodblock printing (moku hanga)
18 April 2006
Born in Japan in 1937, woodcut artist Naoko Matsubara has lived in Toronto since 1972. In the 1960s she worked with the late Fritz Eichenberg, a wood-engraving artist and historian of print-making, and she also taught for a time at the Pratt Graphic Center in New York and at the University of Rhode Island. I like the energy of her cut lines as well as the simplicity of her designs. More of Naoko's work can be seen here.