Series; The Four Seasons of Kyoto
Masao Ido - Born in 1945, Masao Ido lived and worked in Kyoto. He studied with Koho and Otsubo Shigechika. He achieved an international reputation as one of Japan's leading contemporary artists, and his works are included in the collections of the Tokyo National Museum and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. He was also a recognized teacher, having taught other contemporary masters such as Seiji Sano.
Known for his serene landscape prints of traditional Japanese subjects, Ido found his inspiration in Kyoto and the surrounding countryside. His tranquil images of private gardens, quiet streets, temple gates, and hillside views reflect his interest in nature and the changing seasons. A simplicity of form and a masterful layering of subtle color to achieve a sense of depth and richness distinguish his prints.
Ido's handsome woodblocks are a nice choice for collectors in the contemporary Japanese print market. His death in May of 2016 created a surge of interest in his works among collectors.
Signed - Masao Ido in pencil in bottom margin, dated '01
Numbered - 198/200
Artist - Masao Ido (1945 - 2016)
Image Size - 9 7/8" x 19 3/4" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. A couple creases at edges, light spotting. Please see photos for details.
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