Juichi Saito Biography

Juichi Saito




Juichi Saito was born in Kanagawa Prefecture in 1931 and graduated from Kawasaki High School. In 1958, he went to Paris to study at Stanley William Hayter’s experimental workshop Atelier 17.

He returned to Japan in 1959 and was represented at the first Paris Young Artist’s Biennale that same year.  Since then his work has been including in International Print Biennales in Tokyo, Cincinnati, and Ljubljana and he has had a number of solo exhibitions. 

Saito’s work is represented in the collections of the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo; Museum of Modern Art, Kamakura; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Victoria & Albert Museum; Museum of Fine Arts Boston; Brooklyn Museum of Art; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; MIE Prefectural Art Museum; and the Museum of Modern Art, Mexico.

He was awarded the Cultural Prize of Kawasaki-shi and he was featured in an issue of Kikah hanga (Print Quarterly) that was published by Bijutsu Shuppansha. The magazine was published quarterly between 1968 and 1971 with only 12 issues and each issue was dedicated to a contemporary artist.

Juichi Saito died in 1992.