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Haruko Sasakawa

Beautiful Smile

Born in Osaka, Japan in 1983. Lives and works in Ibaraki. 

Completed the doctoral studies and received the doctoral degree upon completing dissertation researching war paintings, which defends how these representations responded to the trends and attitudes of the people in each respective generation, and how it influenced the people. She has especially focused on the war during the 1940’s as she was inspired by her grandfather’s experience of riding a plywood torpedo as a suicide fighter. Images that mix truth and fiction still inundate us in the present. She also organized the exhibition, “SENSOU-GA STUDIES” at the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum and “Foujita in the 1940’s: Tributes” at the Tokyo University of the Arts.

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