Morita, Haruyo

Haruyo Morita was born in Kita-Katsushika County, Saitama Prefecture in 1945.

From an early age her artistic talents were evident, and she came under the tutelage of Master Husuki. He introduced her to the classic narratives and pictorial compositions that have made Japanese images so popular both in Japan and in the West.

Whilst still a schoolgirl her work was accepted, in I 960, for the regional art competition, and prizes were won at the prefecture art exhibition (1962) and the Dai-cho ten exhibition.

After serving the mandatory apprenticeships Haruyo worked as a kimono painter and designer until 1972, at which point she turned to her current medium.

Her work can best be described as a contemporary representation of the traditional Ukiyo-e, and ranging from the Heian to Edo and Meiji periods.

Relocating to London in 1977, she has held exhibitions of her work in London, Honolulu, Los Angeles, New York, Saudi Arabia, Tokyo And Yokoyama.

She resides on the New South Wales coast at Korora, in Australia, where the light and climate are perfect for her work.

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