Capelari, Fritz, 1884-1950

Austrian watercolor painter. In spring 1915 Watanabe Shozaburo saw an exhibition of Capelari’s paintings and, thinking his style suitable to woodblock printing, asked him to provide a design for a print. Both were pleased with the collaboration and continued working together through 1915 producing 12 prints. Watanabe produced another Capelari print in 1918 and another in 1920. The subject of the first print was schoolchildren in rain; other subjects included women and children, genre scenes, and landscape details.** 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.


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