Aoyama, Masaharu, 1893-1969

Born in Saitama prefecture. Also known as Aoyama Seiji and Aoyama Masaharu. Studied ink painting at Tokyo School of Fine Arts. Served in Imperial Household Museum until his retirement in 1936. Exhibited in Teiten and in the Nihon Sosaku-Hanga Kyokai show in 1929. Self-carved blocks. Some self-printed; others produced with assistance from the publisher Ishiyama and printers in his employ. Works of the 1950s included a view of gulls over rippling water. Prints sometimes signed Seiji and sealed Ao with the first character of his family name.** Taken in whole, or in part, with permission from: Merritt, Helen and Nanako Yamada. Guide to Modern Japanese Woodblock Prints: 1900-1975. University of Hawaii Press: Honolulu. 1992.

Artwork

Bamboo Forest, Tama River Bamboo Forest, Tama River #FWG18200 Hasui, Kawase, 1883-1957 $1,500
Snow at Willow Bridge Snow at Willow Bridge #FWG18181 Shoson, Ohara, 1877-1945 $1,200
Moonlight Moonlight #260190 Seiko $250
Portrait of an Actor Portrait of an Actor #260354 Shunsen, Natori, 1886-1960 SOLD