Tadashi Nakayama - Sosaku hanga artist Tadashi Nakayama initially studied oil painting at Tama Art College, but began creating woodblock prints in 1951. In the 1960s, he traveled to Turkey, Greece, England, and Italy, absorbing influences from Persian and Byzantine art and the renaissance master Paolo Ucello. Throughout his long career, his subjects have included flowers, butterflies, women, and perhaps most famously, horses. Nakayama's complex images use rich color, ranging from deep earthy hues to vibrant jewel-tones, and many designs include metallic pigments. This print is unusual in that it was carved by Nakayama, but printed by the publisher Watanabe. The initials "T. n." are carved into the block at lower right. His vibrant woodblocks are a terrific choice for a collector interested in modern prints.
Special detail - Silver mica on the horses' manes.
Publisher - Watanabe
Artist - Tadashi Nakayama (1927 - 2014)
Image Size - 5 3/8" x 6 1/4" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Light diagonal crease across top of image from a natural crease in the handmade paper. Tiny crease at corner. Please see photos for details.
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