Contemporary Arts Center
Lois & Richard Rosenthal Center
for Contemporary Art
44 E. 6th Street,
Cincinnati, OH 45202

513 345 8400


Artist Details


Setsuko LeCroix is a native of Kyoto, Japan. She moved to Cincinnati in 1982 and later lived in Caracas, Venezuela, and Kobe, Japan. In 1993, during her time in Kobe, the artist began studying traditional Japanese ink painting (sumi-e). After returning to Cincinnati in 1999, she continued painting sumi-e. In 2009, after spending nearly fifteen years working on Japanese art, LeCroix began studying Western art under the direction of a Cincinnati based artist David Mueller.

Currently, LeCroix creates graphite portraits for commission and working on oil paintings of a variety of subjects. With her roots in the Japanese sumi-e tradition, the artist is equally at home in Western techniques. She moves fluently between traditional ink painting and western style painting techniques. "It's like cooking a Japanese dish one day and a French one the next. They are both delicious in their own way.", she said. The artist has participated in numerous juried art competitions both in the US and Japan and received many awards throughout her career.

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