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Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation

Past Exhibitions

Fruits, Vegetables and Flowers: Super-realistic Paintings by Masao Saito

13 April – 4 September 1998

This exhibition was Saito's first one-person exhibition outside Japan. The artist is a free-lance illustrator specializing in acrylic watercolor. A master of airbrush technique, Saito has written books on super-realist illustration, including botanical subjects, and made videos on his technique of illustrating fruits, vegetables and other food. He has won awards in Japan and in London for advertising, calendars and posters. His "Motorcycle 750" and "Strawberry Cake" are in the collection of the Miyagi Prefectural Museum in Japan.