Night View

by Tokuriki (1902 - 1999)

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Night View by Tokuriki (1902 - 1999)

Original Tokuriki (1902 - 1999) Japanese Woodblock Print
Night View

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 - Handsome view of the shoreline at night, framed by the silhouette of a church in the foreground, its windows glowing warmly. Reflections of light shimmer on the surface of the water with a full moon above. The first time we've seen this striking Tokuriki design.

Artist - Tokuriki (1902 - 1999)

Image Size - 14 1/8" x 9 3/8" + margins as shown

Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. A couple light creases at edges. Please see photos for details.

Night View by Tokuriki (1902 - 1999)
Night View by Tokuriki (1902 - 1999)

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