Tokuriki Tomikichiro - Born in Kyoto, Tokuriki Tomikichiro spent his entire career in the city. After initially studying Nihonga or Japanese style painting, Tokuriki switched to woodblock prints in 1924. Although best known for his shin-hanga landscape prints, Tokuriki's real passion was sosaku hanga or creative prints. He enthusiastically promoted sosaku hanga, and set up his own publishing company called Matsuku after WWII to produce his designs as well as those of other artists. He taught block carving and wrote extensively on the subject of woodblock prints, while also exhibiting internationally. His modern sosaku hanga prints are expressive with bold line work and shapes, while his traditional shin-hanga views more closely resemble ink and wash paintings. Tokuriki successfully bridged these two major twentieth-century styles, and was highly influential in the development of younger artists.
Comments - Beautiful image of the famed Golden Pavilion in Kyoto during a storm. Rain slants across the gray sky in gusts of wind, the trees silhouetted deep blue-gray in the background. A lovely scene with soft shading in the sky and marvelous handling of the raindrops, changing from blue to white depending on the background color. Published by Unsodo with publisher's seal in right margin.
Artist - Tokuriki (1902 - 1999)
Image Size - 7 1/2" x 10" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Slight toning, a couple light creases at edges. Please see photos for details.
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