Artwork Details for Ikeda, Shuzo "Chrysanthemum"
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Chrysanthemum - 菊
by Ikeda, Shuzo - 池田修三
|Artist:||Ikeda, Shuzo - 池田修三|
|Title:||Chrysanthemum - 菊|
|Date:||1966 (this artwork: First edition)|
|Medium:||Woodblock - 木版画|
|Format:||Double Oban - 特大版, 55.7 x 41.5cm (image size)
|Notes:||This is a limited-edition print (33/100), as indicated in the lower margin on the right. White 'Shu. Ikeda' signature lower right of image.
|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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