Matsumi Takano

15th Annual ARC Salon (2020-2021)

Matsumi Takano


I was born in Kyoto


I have studied oil painting by myself at my father's studio, who was a painter, since I was 7 years old.


Oil painting gradually became something close to breathing, and turned into my nature.

That was how my life as a painter started.


Graduated from Kyoto Seika University, I started teaching oil painting at an art school while I participated in many exhibitions.

Once I was a judge of competition.

I have received the Japanese Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Award.

In addition, I have won numerous awards.


There is no moment that I was away from the art, and every single thing I experienced is expressed in my paint.

Art, for me, is everywhere and is a symbol of myself.


Drawing fascinating pictures in my life is my only primitive desire.

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