Sekine Nobuo was born in 1942 in Saitama prefecture, Japan. He received B.F.A in Painting at Tama Art University in 1968, where he studied under artists Yoshishige Saito and Jiro Takamatsu. Since graduation, he has worked actively as the central figure of Mono-ha in international exhibitions. Mono-ha, literally translated as the “School of Things”, was a pivotal art movement in the formation of postwar Japanese modern art.