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Takei Takeo

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    A Reading Circle1972 23.4×32.8 cm
    Under large flowers, small insects are reading books.
    A bee, a Japanese drone beetle and others are in a line, opening each book. This is a reading club of insects. Such an event might be held on the table during the night, while people are asleep. The image is very imaginative.

Takei Takeo

1894‐1983
Takei Takeo was born in Nagano Prefecture. When he was a junior high school student, he decided to become a painter. He then entered the Department of Western Painting, Tokyo Fine Art School. He flourished while working for the magazine Kodomo no Kuni, meaning “the child world,” which was first published in 1922. He led the art world in children’s paintings with his unique painting style, and in 1927, he participated in the establishment of the Japan Doga (children painting) Artist Association. In 1959, he received the Medal with Purple Ribbon. He also received the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Rosette in 1967.