by Junichiro Sekino (1914 - 1988)
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 - Lovely winter landscape of Kambara after a deep snowfall, the building and roads blanketed with white. A rooftop frames the view at right, its shape mirrored by the hill at left. Dry grasses in warm brown and sage green cover the rounded mountains in the distance beneath the snow, the sky softly shaded gray. Beautifully composed, with subtle color and fine bokashi shading. A great subject to collect or display. Pencil signed and printed on "Jun. Sekino" watermarked paper.
Signed - Jun. Sekino in pencil within image at lower right, with red artist's seal
Artist - Junichiro Sekino (1914 - 1988)
Image Size - 12 3/4" x 18" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Tape remnant on reverse at top center edge from previous mounting. Slight toning and spotting, a few creases at edges. Please note: due to the large size, this print may be shipped rolled. Please see photos for details.