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.

Artwork

Kiso Yoshinaka Enters Kyoto Kiso Yoshinaka Enters Kyoto #250412 Takeda, Hideo, b. 1948 $2,500
Kinokunisaka in the Rainy Season Kinokunisaka in the Rainy Season #WPKS06 Shiro, Kasamatsu, 1898-1991 $300
Konjikido in Snow, Hiraizumi Konjikido in Snow, Hiraizumi #WPKH48 Hasui, Kawase, 1883-1957 SOLD
Tendan Yukyu Tendan Yukyu #181605 Sekino, Jun'ichiro, 1914-1988 $3,500