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.
Special detail - This print comes with the original folder with printed information on the cover. The print is mounted on the reverse at two points on the right edge to the folder. A rare opportunity to acquire a modern design in pristine condition with the original folder.
Publisher - Adachi
Artist - Iwata Sentaro (1901 - 1974)
Image Size - Page size 16 1/8" x 12"; folder 20 1/8" x 14 1/4"
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Slight rippling at edges from printing process. Please see photos for details. Excellent overall.