Makiko Kudo smiling with paintings behind her

Makiko Kudo

Blending memory and imagination to create serene, contemplative dreamscapes.

"I finish when I feel that there is no room for another brushstroke."

Makiko Kudo’s whimsical scenes are populated by girls, trees, grass, flowers and small animals. Her palette is soft but varied, built up in thin layers of oil paint. The works are inspired by modernist painters like Claude Monet and Willem de Kooning, as well as classical Japanese art, and childhood television shows like Heidi, Girl of the Alps (1974). Stylistically, the manga-esque figures join t...

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Makiko Kudo was born in 1978 in Aomori, Japan, and now lives and works in Kanagawa, Japan.

At Auction

Her original work has been offered at auction on several occasions, with sale prices ranging from $6,137 to $29,302 USD.


Kudo prefers to focus her attention on one large painting at a time, with each on taking around 10 days to complete.

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