Tomie Ohtake

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Tomie Ohtake
Photograph of Tomie Ohtake holding in her hands the Brazilian Order of Cultural Merit.
Tomie Ohtake in 2006, when she was awarded the Order of Cultural Merit.
BornNovember 21, 1913
DiedFebruary 12, 2015(2015-02-12) (aged 101)
NationalityJapanese Brazilian
EducationKeisuke Sugano
Known forPainting, drawing, printing, sculpture
StyleGeometric abstraction, lyrical abstraction
MovementAbstract art
Memorial(s)Tomie Ohtake Institute

Tomie Ohtake (大竹富江, Ōtake Tomie, November 21, 1913 – February 12, 2015) was a Japanese-born Brazilian artist.[1] Her work includes paintings, prints and sculptures. She was one of the main representatives of informal abstractionism in Brazil. Her son, Ruy Ohtake, was also an architect.

Ohtake died in São Paulo, Brazil at the age of 101 from heart failure.

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  1. Martí, Silas (12 February 2015). "Tomie Ohtake, grande dama da arte nacional, morre aos 101 anos em SP" [Tomie Ohtake, grande dame of national art, dies aged 101 in São Paulo]. Folha de S. Paulo (in Portuguese). Retrieved 12 February 2015.

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