(Born 1929) Kunihiro Amano is a Japanese printmaker who taught himself woodblock printmaking, exhibiting his prints first in 1955. Amano's early work often used the effect of portraying the appearance of wood grain. Birds and fish imagery gradually were replaced with more abstracted designs as he aged.
Amano is a member of the Japanese Print Association and of Kokuga-kei. Early in his career (1955 - 1970's) his editions were often limited to 50 or 60 impressions. Later examples were pulled in editions of 120, to correspond with the greater demand for his work.
International exhibitions of his work took place in these countries: Japan, France, Yugoslavia, Switzerland, Poland, Brazil, Italy, England, Czechoslovakia, Norway, Germany, Ireland and New Zealand. His work is included in the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Library of Congress in Washington, DC, in addition to museums in Japan, Switzerland, Poland, Macedonia, Norway, Austria and Germany.