RARE JAPANESE WOODBLOCK PRINT OKUYAMA, GIHACHIRO, SNOW IN WAKURA. DATE: 1943 and Titled in Japanese in Top Left of Scene. OTHER ATTRIBUTES: Hand Signed and Titled in English Gihachiro Okuyama in pencil in bottom margin and Signed in Japanese in Top left of image. From Series Noto Shin Nanao Hakkei, Recorded to have been Created in 1943.SIZE: 38cm x 25cm (15 inches x 9.6 inches). CONDITION: Fine, Never Framed, some light spotting as Photo. GIHACHIRO OKUYAMA was Born on 1907 and Lived until 1981.
He studied art under Kasaka Gajin and during the difficult economic times of the 1920s made his living creating commercial designs for posters and advertising labels eventually establishing his own advertising company in 1931. At the same time as making a living in this manner he was very active in both the Sosaka and Shin Hanga Movements and creating woodblocks which were exhibited in within these Associations. In 1946 he established the Japan Print Institute Nihon Hanga Kenkyusho and he continued to work as a woodblock artist for most of his life.
His prints display a fine and creative style and they are among the rarest of Shin Hanga woodblocks to be found today. The item "RARE ORIGINAL JAPANESE WOODBLOCK PRINT OKUYAMA GIHACHIRO SNOW IN WAKURA" is in sale since Sunday, November 29, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\Other Asian".
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