河口龍夫 Tatsuo Kawaguchi (b. 1940)
A native of Kobe. Since the 1960s, Kawaguchi has created works on the theme of the relationship between materials and man and between other materials, in accordance with his idea that materials and mankind are equivalents. In the 1970s he transferred rust from iron and brass fragments onto fabric, and transferred rusted nails and clamps on to paper, expanding the concept of lithography. He won a prize at the 11th Tokyo International Print Biennale in 1979.