Biography

 

Yasuo Watanabe was born in Tokyo, Japan although he now resides in Maihara, Shiga, Japan. He attended Tama Art University, in Tokyo.

He has been actively exhibiting in Japan and internationally since 2000 and participated in and attended the AFC exhibition and festival in Vancouver in 2015. His work has been included in Birds in Art several times.
Yasuo has also contributed to several birders field guides including: the Raptors of Korea, National Park Migratory Birds Center, KOREA, the Field Guide to the Raptors of Japan vol.01 (Osprey) and Field Guide to the Raptors of Japan vol.02 (Grey-Faced Buzzard)

 

Support for Conservation: 

Conservation is critical to me. For the conservation of wild birds, I am a volunteer staff member of the Japan Ministry of the Environment doing bird banding research. Also as an instructor I am helping in monitoring rare wild plant and animal species of the Shiga Prefecture.
I am also on the staff of the Japan Wildlife Art Society and Japan Scientific Art Association, working to spread information on Wildlife Art and Scientific Art in Japan.
As a natural environment assessment investigator, I have also been involved in the environmental impact assessment of public construction projects.

 

Special Achievements: 

Special Achievements:

 

Collections:

Publications:

  • A Field Guide to the Raptors of Japan vol.03 Eurasian Sparrowhawk (2015)
    I drew all identification plates in the guide book. - 
    Author: Yasuo Watanabe
    Published by: self-publishing
      
  • A Field Guide to the Raptors of Japan vol.02 Grey-Faced Buzzard (2013)
    I drew all identification plates in the guide book. - 
    Author: Yasuo Watanabe
    Published by: self-publishing
      
  • A Field Guide to the Raptors of Japan vol.01 Osprey (2012)
    I drew all identification plates in the guide book. - 
    Author: Yasuo Watanabe
    Published by: self-publishing
      
  • A Field Guide to the Raptors of Korea (2009)
    Published by: National Park Migratory Birds Center,Korea
      

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