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2013-11-09

PATTERNS INTO BEAUTIFUL ILLUSTRATIONS FOR CHILDREN BY TAKEO TAKEI

Takeo Takei (1894 - 1983) was a great Japanese illustrator. Born in Suwa in Nagano Prefecture, after studying at the Hongo Yoga Kenkyujo (Hongo Research Institute for Western Art), he entered in the art department of western style in Tokyo Art School in 1919. After graduating from art school, he began producing illustrations for children, particularly for magazines and publications of high artistic, educational and teaching level. His illustrations have a clean style, with decorations and geometrical patterns, sometimes minimal, sometimes with more folk taste.