Artwork Details for Ikeda, Shuzo "Floral Streetcar"
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Floral Streetcar - 花電車
by Ikeda, Shuzo - 池田修三
|Artist:||Ikeda, Shuzo - 池田修三|
|Title:||Floral Streetcar - 花電車|
|Date:||1970 (this item: First edition)|
|Medium:||Woodblock - 木版画|
|Format:||Large Oban - 大大判, 52.4 x 29.9cm (image size)
|Condition:||Image is fine. A few spots and a finger print in the margins. A few dried tape marks on the verso margin edges.|
|Notes:||Edition 52/100. Pencil titled, editioned, and dated in the bottom margin. Signed by the artist in the image area at bottom. Frame is not included.
|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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