Death of Tomie Ohtake

November 21, 1913 - February 12, 2015
Sao Paulo, Brazil | Age 101

Japanese-Brazilian artist dies at age 101
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RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Tomie Ohtake, the celebrated Japanese-Brazilian artist known for her bold, primary colored abstract paintings and gravity-defying monumental sculptures, has died, the institute bearing her name said. She was 101.

In a statement, the Tomie Ohtake Institute said the artist died Thursday at a Sao Paulo hospital from septic shock brought on by pneumonia.

Renowned for her oversized paintings and airy, cleverly balanced sculptures, Ohtake...

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