Aizu Persimmons

by Kiyoshi Saito (1907 - 1997)

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Aizu Persimmons by Kiyoshi Saito (1907 - 1997)

Original Kiyoshi Saito (1907 - 1997) Japanese Woodblock Print
Aizu Persimmons

Series; Village Scenes

Kiyoshi Saito - Kiyoshi Saito was one of the greatest masters of the "sosaku hanga" or "creative print" movement in Japan, which emphasized artist involvement in designing, carving, and printing the blocks himself, as the sole creator of his work. In 1951, Saito earned international recognition with an award at the first Sao Paulo Art Biennal. Saito is known for his use of simplified forms and refined color palettes, emphasizing texture and shape and utilizing the impression of the wood grain. These bold and somewhat abstract modern works are simple and direct, reducing nature to its essentials. Saito exhibited widely and his works are held in the collections of many international museums.

Aizu Persimmons - Lovely peaceful design of a woman balancing firewood atop her head as she strolls through a quiet village. The palette of rich tones of brown accented with black lends an autumn feeling to the work, enlivened by the colorful red-orange persimmons dotting the bare branches of the tree. A wonderful tranquil design.

Signed - Kiyoshi Saito in ink with red artist's seal within image at lower right

Artist - Kiyoshi Saito (1907 - 1997)

Image Size - 10 1/4" x 15 1/8" + margins as shown

Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Tape remnants on reverse at top corners from previous mounting. Light toning, a couple creases and light stains at edges. Please see photos for details.

Aizu Persimmons by Kiyoshi Saito (1907 - 1997)
Aizu Persimmons by Kiyoshi Saito (1907 - 1997)