Kaoru Kawano - Kaoru Kawano's richly detailed prints feature simplified forms and layers of pattern in subtle colors to build a textured appearance. His use of the negative white of the paper creates a strong contrast against the backgrounds, producing a striking effect. Many of his designs incorporate the strong wood grain impression of the blocks. Favorite subjects include young girls and birds. His beautiful designs are a great choice for a collector interested in modern Japanese woodblocks.
Special detail - This print has an artist's label on reverse reading "Self-carved/Self-printed/Kaoru Kawano (see detail below).
Signed - Kaoru Kawano in pencil in lower right margin, with red "Kaoru" artist's seal within image at lower right
Numbered - 45/50
Artist - Kaoru Kawano (1916 - 1965)
Image Size - 23" x 16 1/4" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with nice color and detail as shown. Slight toning and rippling, a few wrinkles and creases at edges. Please note, due to the size, this print may be shipped rolled. Please see photos for details.