Echigo Kashiwazaki, Niigata, 1955

by Shiro Kasamatsu (1898 - 1991)

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Echigo Kashiwazaki, Niigata, 1955 by Shiro Kasamatsu (1898 - 1991)

Original Shiro Kasamatsu (1898 - 1991) Japanese Woodblock Print
Echigo Kashiwazaki, Niigata, 1955

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Shiro Kasamatsu - Born in Tokyo, Shiro began studying art at a young age with the painter Kaburagi Kiyokata. He completed his first woodblock designs for Watanabe Shozaburo in 1919 after the publisher saw his paintings on exhibit. Shiro designed shin-hanga prints for Watanabe for many years, becoming well known for his romantic landscapes of famous landmarks and his scenes of traditional Japanese life. From 1952 to 1960, he created more than one hundred woodblock designs for the Kyoto publisher Unsodo. He also experimented with sosaku hanga or creative prints starting in the late 1950s, carving and printing his own designs. Shiro is regarded as one of the top shin-hanga woodblock print artists in Japan.

Echigo Kashiwazaki, Niigata, 1955 - Striking view of a winter storm at Kashiwazaki in Niigata Prefecture. Snow falls heavily over the scene as three small figures make their way across a bridge, the wind rippling the water below. A terrific shin-hanga design, beautifully colored and shaded.

Signed - Shiro with red artist's seal
Publisher - Unsodo, later edition from original blocks

Artist - Shiro Kasamatsu (1898 - 1991)

Image Size - 14 3/8" x 9 1/2" + margins as shown

Condition - Excellent overall with no issues to report.

Echigo Kashiwazaki, Niigata, 1955 by Shiro Kasamatsu (1898 - 1991)
Echigo Kashiwazaki, Niigata, 1955 by Shiro Kasamatsu (1898 - 1991)

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