Mt. Fuji in Winter at Oshino, 1982

by Seiichiro Konishi (1919 - ?)

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Mt. Fuji in Winter at Oshino, 1982 by Seiichiro Konishi (1919 - ?)

Original Seiichiro Konishi (1919 - ?) Japanese Woodblock Print
Mt. Fuji in Winter at Oshino, 1982

Sosaku Hanga - The sosaku hanga or creative print movement in Japan began in the early part of the twentieth century. Unlike the traditional collaborative woodblock printing process utilizing a separate artist, carver, and printer along with a publisher, the sosaku hanga movement emphasized artist involvement in designing, carving, and printing the blocks himself, as the sole creator of his work. The movement gained popularity following World War II, earning international acclaim and expanding subject matter to include abstraction. Today most contemporary Japanese print artists design, carve, and print their woodblocks themselves, continuing the vibrant creative tradition established with ukiyo-e. Sosaku hanga prints encompass a wide range of subjects and expressive artistic styles, and are a great choice for a collector interested in modern and contemporary prints.

Seiichiro Konishi - Born in Kyoto, Seiichiro Konishi's terrific sosaku hanga designs focus on views of Kyoto and the surrounding areas. After studying painting and design, Konishi taught himself woodblock printing and began exhibiting his prints in Kyoto in 1951. His works are characterized by bold line work and strong forms, most without the use of a black key block. Konishi carves and prints his own blocks and releases them in limited editions. He has exhibited in solo and group shows in Japan and internationally, but his works are seldom seen outside Japan. A great choice for a collector of sosaku hanga prints.

Signed - Konishi Seiichiro in kanji in pencil in lower right margin, date 1982
Numbered - 13/32 in pencil in bottom margin

Artist - Seiichiro Konishi (1919 - ?)

Image Size - 15" x 20" + margins as shown

Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Light toning, slight rippling at edges from printing process. Please note, due to the size, this print may be shipped rolled. Please see photos for details.

Mt. Fuji in Winter at Oshino, 1982 by Seiichiro Konishi (1919 - ?)
Mt. Fuji in Winter at Oshino, 1982 by Seiichiro Konishi (1919 - ?)

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