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Atsuko Tanaka

Atsuko Tanaka

Atsuko Tanaka

Atsuko Tanaka (February 10, 1932 Osaka, Japan – December 3, 2005 Nara, Japan) was a founding member of the Zero group, which then merged into Gutai.

1950 Atsuko Tanaka began preparatory studies at the Osaka-shiritsu Bijutsukan Fusetsu Bijutsu Kenkyūjo “Artistic Art Institute of the City Art Museum of Osaka”.
In 1951, Tanaka began her studies at the Faculty of Western Painting at the Kyoto-Shiritsu Bijutsu Daigaku.

In 1955, Tanaka became a member of the artist’s association Gutai.
She belonged to Gutai until 1965, when she left the group because of the differeces of opinio with Jiro Yoshihara.
A little later she married. In 1972, Tanaka and Kanayama moved to Asuka in Nara Prefecture.

Tanaka used in her work everyday objects, such as textiles and and linked electrical elements, Like light bulbs with painting.
She is considered an artist of the earlier feminist positions in her art has been processed.