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.
Three Selected Woodblock Prints, Flower Calendar - This lovely design comes from Iwata Sentaro's series "Three Selected Woodblock Prints, Flower Calendar." Published in 1981 in a limited edition of 300, each print comes in the original folder as issued by the publisher, which are rarely seen. A great choice for a collector interested in contemporary Japanese woodblocks.
Artist - Iwata Sentaro (1901 - 1974)
Image Size - Page size 13" x 11 1/8"
Condition - Excellent overall with no issues to report.