Pop Art Influence on Keiichi Tanaami

Haozhe Li
Illustration (School of Graduate Studies)

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Pop Art Influence on Keiichi Tanaami
Contributor Names
Li, Haozhe (Author)
Reitschel, Barbara (Thesis advisor)
Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York. Illustration (Degree granting institution)
Degree Information
M.A. Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York 2023
Department: Illustration
Advisor: Barbara Reitschel
Committee member: Brendan Leach
Keiichi Tanaami was a pioneer of Pop Art in Japan. His career began with his graduation from Musashino University of Fine Arts in 1960 and joined Hakuhodo Advertising Agency in Japan. In 1975, Keichi Tanaami accepted an invitation to be the first artistic director of PLAYBOY (Japan) and has been a professor at Kyoto Arts University since 1991. As a Japanese pop artist, Keiichi Tanaami creates a unique style with the flavor of Japanese culture and presents the combination of Japanese traditional culture and avant-garde art, and integrates various fields such as sculpture, painting, and graphic design, and animation.
This paper will trace the work of Tanaami and analyze the emergence and development of Pop Art culture, combining the unique visual language of it with an in-depth exploration of his work. This paper divides his artistic career into four periods in chronological order and analyzes his life experience with artistic work in different periods. Through the visual language study of Keichi Tanaami's works, this paper also explores the art form and spiritual connotation created by Keiichi Tanaami. It summarizes the influence of traditional Pop Art with the work of this Japanese artist, and how it can inspire contemporary illustrators.
Tanaami, Keiichi, 1936-
Pop art
Art, Japanese
Illustration of books--Japanese influences
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Li, H. (2023). Pop Art Influence on Keiichi Tanaami [Master's thesis, Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York]. FIT Institutional Repository. https://institutionalrepository.fitnyc.edu/item/179253
Li, Haozhe. Pop Art Influence on Keiichi Tanaami. 2023. Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York, Master's thesis. FIT Digital Repository, https://institutionalrepository.fitnyc.edu/item/179253
Li, Haozhe. "Pop Art Influence on Keiichi Tanaami." Master's thesis, Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York, 2023. https://institutionalrepository.fitnyc.edu/item/179253