Iwata Sentaro - Born in Tokyo, Iwata Sentaro studied with the famous shin hanga artist Ito Shinsui, and is best known for his portraits of beautiful women done after WWII. His attractive designs of contemporary beauties feature graceful flowing line work and striking compositions, creating a modern interpretation of the traditional Japanese bijin genre. Many feature delicate bokashi shading, such as a soft pink flush on the cheeks or eyes, or subtle shadows along the neck to add depth and definition. Some are posed portraits, but others capture the women seemingly unaware during quiet, reflective moments, offering an intimate glimpse at their world. A great choice for a collector of contemporary woodblocks, these lovely prints would also make wonderful framed displays.
Publisher - Adachi
Artist - Iwata Sentaro (1901 - 1974)
Image Size - 15" x 11 1/4" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Slight paper remnants on reverse at two points on left edge from original publisher mounting. A couple ripples from printing process. Please see photos for details. Excellent overall.