Junichiro Sekino, 20th Century Master - Junichiro Sekino was one of the leading artists of the twentieth century sosaku hanga, or creative prints, movement in Japan, in which artists themselves were involved in every aspect of printmaking. Sekino designed, carved, and printed his images himself, gaining an international reputation for his amazing range of subjects and techniques. A true 20th century master, Sekino's works are included in major museum collections around the world. His woodblocks are highly collectible and sought after by modern print collectors.
Comments - Interesting view of Amakusa during rain, with boats anchored in the harbor in the foreground and the steeple of Sakitsu Cathedral rising in the distance against mountains shaded in blue. The first time we've seen this striking Sekino design.
Signed - Jun. Sekino in ink within image at lower right, with red artist's seal, on watermarked paper
Numbered - 99/100
Artist - Junichiro Sekino (1914 - 1988)
Image Size - 12 3/4" x 18" + margins as shown
Condition - Nice color and detail. Light toning and a couple creases at edges, spotting in margins.
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