Shinzaburo Takeda

About the Artist

Shinzaburo Takeda and Tamako Takeda - Oaxaca, Mexico, 2002 (Photograph © Anthony Hart Fisher)
Shinzaburo Takeda and Tamako Takeda - Oaxaca, Mexico, 2002 (Photograph © Anthony Hart Fisher)
Shinzaburo Takeda and Tamako Takeda - Oaxaca, Mexico, 2002 (Photograph © Anthony Hart Fisher)
Shinzaburo Takeda and Tamako Takeda - Oaxaca, Mexico, 2002 (Photograph © Anthony Hart Fisher)

Biography - Though born in 1935 in Seto, Japan, Shinzaburo Takeda is often referred to as the "most Mexican" of Oaxaca artists. Trained at the University of Fine Arts of Tokyo (1957), he visited Mexico in 1963 and never left.

In Mexico City he studied mural painting with Armando Carmona and Luis Nishizawa at the Escuela Nacional de Artes Plasticas "San Carlos". He studied lithography with Francisco Vasquez at the Escuela Nacional de Artes Graficas. From 1965 to 1977 Takeda worked as a painter and graphic artist for the Mexican Museo Nacional de las Culturas.

In 1978 he moved to Oaxaca, and began a new career as a professor of art at the Escuela de Bellas Artes de la Universidad Autonoma Benito Juarez de Oaxaca. Many of Oaxaca's most promising young artists, such as Fernando Olivera, studied with Shinzaburo Takeda. Since 1980 Takeda has been head of the Department of "Artes Plasticas" at the university. In his years in Oaxaca, Takeda has been able to pursue his longtime interest in the traditional cultures of Mexico, their ceremonies and festivals. They have become the inspiration of much of his work.

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Shinzaburo Takeda - Rio de Ixhuatan
SKU: ST-1004

Lithograph (Image size 33 x 64.5 cm, 13" x 15 3/4")
#10/50, 2008

$1200 framed
Shinzaburo Takeda
SKU: ST-1003

Woodcut (Image size 40 x 30 cm, 15 1/2" x 11 1/2" on 25 1/2" x 20 1/2" sheet)
#30/30, 2003
Framed

$950 framed
Shinzaburo Takeda - Fiesta de Tigre I
SKU: ST-1001

Lithograph (Image size 11 1/4" x 9", sheet size 19" x 15")
#30/30, 1999
Framed

 

 

$780
Shinzaburo Takeda - Fiesta de Tigre IFiesta de Tigre II
SKU: ST-1002

Lithograph (Image size 11 3/4" x 9" on 19" x 15" sheet )
#28/30, 1999
Framed

$780
Shinzaburo Takeda
SKU: STA-2

Lithograph (24 x 18 1/2)
#19/30, 1998

$1200 framed
Product Status: 
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Shinzaburo Takeda
SKU: STA-3

Lithograph (19 1/4 x 14 1/4)
#33/40, 1997

$1100 framed
Product Status: 
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Shinzaburo Takeda
SKU: STA-1

Lithograph (14 1/2 x 20 1/4)
#9/17 II, 1995

$925
Product Status: 
Sold