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“The appearance of parents and children playing in nature invites them to the future world.”Yoko Makoshi
Western-style painter, born in Tokyo in 1934, member of the Japan Art Academy.
She graduated from Tokyo Women’s University in 1956 with a degree in English Literature, and from Tokyo University of the Arts in 1964 with a degree in Oil Painting.
She won the Independence Prize at the 36th Independence Exhibition in 1968, and again at the 39th Independence Exhibition in 1971. In 1973, she went to Europe and the U.S. for a year as the first woman to receive the Agency for Cultural Affairs Overseas Study Program for Artists. She was awarded the Grand Prize of the 17th Yasuda Fire and Disaster Museum of Seiji Togo in 1994, and became a professor at Tama Art University in 2001. In 2015, she was awarded the Japan Art Academy Prize for “The Great River of Humanity: Dancing with Life, Immortal Love.