Hideo Takeda was born in Osaka. In 1973 he graduated from Tama University of Fine Arts in Tokyo with an M.A in sculpture. The artist considers himself more of a cartoonist. In the International art scene, Hideo Takeda is probably the best recognized contemporary Japanese artist. The artist uses a large variety of different styles. He described himself, 'It is my belief that having no specific style is my own style". He received "Bungei Shunjuu" prize for his manga in 1976. In 1992, he had the first manga solo-show in the British Museum.
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