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Artist Takayuki Harada


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Biography


Mr. Harada was born, raised and educated in Tokyo, Japan and received his degree in Japanese Literature. He has been drawing for as long as he can remember.  However, he did not pursue his interest in oil painting with real seriousness until, when in his early thirties, he began to travel throughout Europe and the United States. As he visited the many major art museums and art galleries, he was deeply moved and inspired by the beauty of oil painting, especially those of the great masters.  Thus began a life-long devotion to the art.
He is primarily a self taught artist; however he took some lessons from Eugene Gristchin who received his formal education in the Russian schools of art, Auguste Haboush, a well known artist and professor currently teaching in the Bay Area and others.
 Art critic Brian Sherwin commented on artist Takayuki Harada's paintings, stating, "Takayuki Harada combines the classical elegance of painting with a contemporary twist. In a sense, his figure paintings offer viewers an open-narrative that is strengthened by his thought-provoking use of lighting." Sherwin added, "These paintings, such as Twilight Melody and A Tranquil Moment, beckon viewers to build upon the sensual mystery that Takayuki Harada has provided." 

 
Exhibition
2005  Generaton Gallery Group Show
2008  Gallery 1870 Group Show
2012   International Salon GreenHouse Gallery
2013   International Salon GreenHouse Gallery
 
Awards
2012   Jury's Top 50 Award Internatinal Salon
2013   Finalist BoldBrush Competition July 2013
2014     Finalist The 2013/2014 ARC Salon
2015    Finalist The 2014/2015 ARC Salon
2015    Oil Painter Of America  24th National Juried show
2016    Oil Painter Of America  25th National Juried show
2016     Finalist The 2015/2017 ARC Salon
 
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