Iwata Sentaro - Born in Tokyo, Iwata Sentaro studied with the famous shin hanga artist Ito Shinsui, and is best known for his portraits of beautiful women done after WWII. His attractive designs of contemporary beauties feature graceful flowing line work and striking compositions, creating a modern interpretation of the traditional Japanese bijin genre. Many feature delicate bokashi shading, such as a soft pink flush on the cheeks or eyes, or subtle shadows along the neck to add depth and definition. Some are posed portraits, but others capture the women seemingly unaware during quiet, reflective moments, offering an intimate glimpse at their world. A great choice for a collector of contemporary woodblocks, these lovely prints would also make wonderful framed displays.
Special detail - This print comes loose within the original folder with printed information on the cover. A rare opportunity to acquire a modern design in the original presentation format.
Publisher - Adachi
Artist - Iwata Sentaro (1901 - 1974)
Image Size - Sheet size 16 1/8" x 12"; folder 20 1/8" x 14 1/4"
Condition - Excellent color and detail. A few light creases.