by Hajime Namiki (born 1947)
A Contemporary Master - Hajime Namiki was born in 1947 in Tokyo. Although originally trained as a sculptor, he began making wood block prints in 1978. He carves his own blocks and prints each work using traditional methods. These beautiful prints are printed on a gold or silver leaf laid over Torinoko paper. Namiki also uses oil-based paints rather than the more common use of watercolors.
Namiki's most famous and striking subjects are his nature scenes. Fascinated by trees, he has masterfully captured their majesty and beauty in a modern style with traditional methods. Namiki's prints were released in strictly limited editions and are numbered in pencil in the margins. Namiki signs, titles, numbers, and dates them in pencil.
At Fuji Arts, we are happy to be carrying Namiki’s beautiful prints as part of our extended contemporary collection on the Fuji Arts website. Through our extensive ties in the woodblock print field, we are selling some of Namiki’s most sought after designs. Over the last 50 years, there are countless examples of artists whose prints were once quite attainable but prices have soared as time passed. At Fuji Arts, we think that Namiki’s prints are an excellent opportunity for investment and will likely see values increasing significantly over time. Consider Namiki for your collection, they are incredible contemporary limited edition prints at an affordable price.
Artist - Hajime Namiki (1947 - )
Signed - in pencil in margin, including title and date
Numbered, Limited Edition - 146/200
Image size - 13 5/8" x 20 1/2" + margins as shown
Condition - With excellent color and detail as shown. This print has full margins and has never been mounted. Extremely faint artist fingerprint at bottom left edge in margin only, barely noticeable, could easily be matted over. In excellent condition overall.