Sosaku Hanga - The sosaku hanga or creative print movement in Japan began in the early part of the twentieth century. Unlike the traditional collaborative woodblock printing process utilizing a separate artist, carver, and printer along with a publisher, the sosaku hanga movement emphasized artist involvement in designing, carving, and printing the blocks himself, as the sole creator of his work. The movement gained popularity following World War II, earning international acclaim and expanding subject matter to include abstraction. Today most contemporary Japanese print artists design, carve, and print their woodblocks themselves, continuing the vibrant creative tradition established with ukiyo-e. Sosaku hanga prints encompass a wide range of subjects and expressive artistic styles, and are a great choice for a collector interested in modern and contemporary prints.
Miyata Saburo - Printmaker Miyato Saburo is best known for his masterwork sosaku hanga series of 240 woodblocks titled "Scenery of Japan." He also did other series of Japanese landscapes. His lively and colorful designs feature simplified planes of color with stylized black outlines, creating a modern take on the traditional Japanese landscape. Saburo carved and printed each block himself, and each features his circular red artist's seal within the image. This limited edition print is numbered in pencil or pen in the bottom margin. These attractive contemporary images are a great choice to collect or display.
Numbered - 14/300
Artist - Miyata Saburo (1924 - 2013)
Image Size - 6 1/4" x 8 1/4" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Slight thinning or paper remnants on reverse at top edge from original mounting. Some prints have a few creases at edges or ink marks in the margins from the printing process. Please see photos for details. Generally in nice condition overall.
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