Artwork Details for Ikeda, Shuzo "Baby's Breath"


Ikeda, Shuzo - Baby's Breath - かすみ草

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Baby's Breath - かすみ草
by Ikeda, Shuzo - 池田修三

Artist:Ikeda, Shuzo - 池田修三
Title:Baby's Breath - かすみ草
Date:1966 (this item: First edition)
Publisher:Self
Medium:Woodblock - 木版画
Format:Large Oban - 大大判, 30.9 x 42.1cm (image size)
Artwork Code:9246-Ikeda_Shuzo
Notes:This is a limited-edition print (4/100), as indicated in the lower margin on the right. Black 'Shu. Ikeda' signature lower right of image.

This artwork is from my personal collection and is not for sale.

Artist Biography:
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.

1922(大正11)年、秋田県にかほ市象潟町生まれ。木版画家。1977(昭和52)年、日本版画家協会を退会。1980年代に秋田相互銀行(秋田あけぼの銀行)のカレンダーや通帳、NTTや日本生命などの企業カレンダー、テレホンカードなどに作品が採用され、秋田県を中心に広くその名を知られるようになった。2004年(平成16)年に82歳で死去するまで、情緒あふれる子供たちの情景など、センチメンタリズムを感じる作品を創り続けた。

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