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Arts & Entertainment - August 23, 2013

From evanescent to vivid

Stanford exhibition pays tribute to 100-year-old artist Toko Shinoda and her prolific career

by Rebecca Wallace

Toko Shinoda first became acquainted with a brush and sumi ink in 1919, and her brush is still flowing across the paper. At 100, she continues to capture the natural world in her minimalist, abstract paintings, employing sumi and cinnabar ink as well as gold, silver and white paint at her atelier in Japan.

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