Wood Printing Blocks by Aota Kenzo - Not much is known about the sosaku hanga or creative prints artist Aota Kenzo. He studied printmaking with Tomisaburo Hasegawa, and was a member of the Nihon Hanga-in or Banga-in (Japan Print Institute). The Honolulu Museum of Art in Hawaii has one print by him in their collection. Hand carved by Aota, these printing blocks provide wonderful insight into the complex process used to create a woodblock print. We rarely come across blocks, and these would make an interesting and unusual addition to a Japanese woodblock print collection.
This block - This block depicts a small figure in a hat at lower right, gesturing towards circular motifs with patterns and leaves. Carved on one side.
Artist - Aota Kenzo (born 1945)
Image Size - Block 8 7/8" x 5 7/8" x 1/4"
Condition - Block shows normal wear. Please see photos for details.
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