Hasegawa, Kiyoshi, 1891-1980

Born in Yokohama. Graduated from Meiji University; then studied painting with Fujishima Takeji, Okada Saburosuke, and Kuroda Seiki. Actively participated with Nagase Yoshio and Hiroshima Shintaro in producing moku-hanga for Kamen in 1913 and organizing Nihon Hanga Club and Kamen exhibition in 1916. In 1918 went to France; remained there for the rest of his life and distinguished himself as an etcher. Maintaining close ties with his friends in Japan, he retained membership in Shun’yokai and Nihon Hanga Kyokai and regularly sent prints to exhibitions. Was influential in urging the uniting of Yofu Hangakai and Nihon Sosaku-Hanga Kyokai into Nihon Hanga Kyokai in 1931 in order to make one strong association to represent modern printmakers for the first exhibition of sosaku-hanga in Paris in 1934. Arranged for that show and wrote the catalog. In 1936 awarded Legion of Honor by the French government.** 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

Horse in the Thunder Horse in the Thunder #FWG18849 Nakayama, Tadashi, 1927-2014 $1,200
spring summer autumn winter<Br>Twenty-Two Cherries III spring summer autumn winter
Twenty-Two Cherries III
#151993016 Hamaguchi, Yozo, 1909-2000 $6,000
Autumn Grasses, Flowers and Moon Autumn Grasses, Flowers and Moon #911326 Koson, Ohara, 1877-1945 SOLD
Pine Avenue of Tsuda, near Matsue Pine Avenue of Tsuda, near Matsue #281110 Hiratsuka, Un'ichi, 1895-1997 $1,500