Artwork Details for Ikeda, Shuzo "Bird in the Cage"
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Bird in the Cage
by Ikeda, Shuzo - 池田修三
|Artist:||Ikeda, Shuzo - 池田修三|
|Title:||Bird in the Cage|
|Date:||1960 (this item: First edition)|
|Medium:||Woodblock - 木版画|
|Format:||Double Oban - 特大版, 60 x 43cm (sheet size)
|Notes:||Edition 7/30. "Bird-in-the-cage" is a Japanese children's game. Image area 56 x 40cm.
This artwork is from my personal collection and is not for sale.
|Shuzo Ikeda was born in 1922 in Kisakata-machi, Akita Prefecture, Japan. He graduated from Tokyo Higher Normal School in 1945, and began to teach from 1946 to 1955. After teaching, Ikeda worked in Tokyo as a full-time "Hanga" artist (that is, an artist who produced art via a printing technique; in Ikeda's case: woodblock printing). He was especially good in integrating the texture of the woodblock grain into his images. Shuzo specialized in wide-eyed children with flowers, birds, insects, sacred stone images, and dolls. His earlier works of the 1960's were mostly black-and-white or two-toned. He often signed his drawings as "Shu. Ikeda". His works can be found in sizes ranging from postcard to double-oban. See my JAODB for a good selection of Ikeda's works.
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