Artwork Details for Kasamatsu, Shiro (1898-1991) "Pagoda in Evening Rain (Yanaka, Tokyo)"

Kasamatsu, Shiro (1898-1991) - Pagoda in Evening Rain (Yanaka, Tokyo)

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Pagoda in Evening Rain (Yanaka, Tokyo)
by Kasamatsu, Shiro (1898-1991) - 笠松紫朗 紫浪

Artist:Kasamatsu, Shiro (1898-1991) - 笠松紫朗 紫浪
Title:Pagoda in Evening Rain (Yanaka, Tokyo)
Date:1932 (this artwork: Early post-war strike)
Publisher:Watanabe - 渡辺
Medium:Woodblock - 木版画
Format:Oban - 大判, 26 x 39cm (sheet size)
Condition:Pristine. A drying hole on the left margin (a part of the paper manufacturing process).
Price: Sold
Artwork Code:10250-Kasamatsu_Shiro
Notes:One of Shiro Kasamatsu's most popular Watanabe-published prints. In the left margin is the title. Kasamatsu red seal and black signature at bottom right of image. Watanabe 6mm round copyright seal on the bottom left, so printed before 1957.
Artist Biography:
Shiro Kasamatsu ranks among the top ten Shin Hanga artists. He was born in 1896 and given the name Shiro (though with different kanji characters to those used on his prints). Kasamatsu studied Japanese-style paintings with Kaburagi Kiyochika, whose encouragement led Kasamatsu to begin designing woodblock prints for Watanabe in 1919. He published many prints with Watanabe in the 1930s and subsequently published many more with Unsodo from 1952 to 1959. In the 1960s he finished his affiliations with publishers and began self-carving and self-printing woodblock prints in the Sosaku Hanga style.
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