大場正男 (Ōba Masao)
Masao Ohba (大場正男 or OBA Masao, 1928-2008) was born in Fukushima, Japan. He is internationally known as a printmaker, ex libris and bookplate artist. In 1998 he exhibited at the 17th Biennale of Contemporary Ex Libris in Malbork, Poland where he was awarded a first prize. The artist's prints are playful and colorful images of birds, animals and humans based in Japanese folk art tradition. Masao Ohba uses a special paperscreen printing technique. See "Masao Ohba, born 1928". artlino: Japanese Prints. Retrieved 2016-08-06.
"Paper screen prints is a modern printing technique born in Japan, and developed in Japan... I've used this technique for over 40 years. I liken my art to creating music with a rhythm of developing anticipations, cherishing the pureness of heart and beauty of life." -- Masao Ohba
See "大場正男（おおばまさお）OBA Masao". Hanganet: Prints Arts Knowledge Base. Retrieved 2016-08-06.
- 1928 Born in Fukushima Prefecture
- 1956 Studies printing techniques, including copperplated engraving, silkscreen, lithographs, woodcut. At the same time studies metalwork, and pottery.
- 1969 Japan Print Association Exhibition, National Art Exhibition, Pirints Grand Prix Exhibition, 16th CWAJ Contemporary Prints Exhibition (annually hereafter)
- 1974 Contemporary Japanese Prints (Oslo)
- 1976 Nikkikai Art Association Exhibition (Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, annually thereafter), 1978 Japan Art Association Award, Modern Printmaking and Sculpture (New York)
- 1983 Academy Cultural Award (Sweden, also in 1986)
- 1986-1995 Exhibitions within Japan and abroad; 17th International Exlibris Biannual Grand Prize
- 1999 Award winning writer solo exhibition (Warsaw)
- 2000 Solo Exhibition (America)
- 2001 46th CWAJ Contemporary Prints Exhibition (Tokyo American Club Jimbo-cho)