Hokuto, Tamamura , 1893-1951

Born in Toyko. Given name Zennosuke; used the name Hokuto for Japanese-style paintings. Graduated from Kyoto Municipal School of Fine Arts and Crafts. Studied with Kikuchi Hobun. From 1923 active in MAVO, Sanka Zokei Bijutsu Kyokai, and proletarian art movement. Exhibited with Inten 1915-1923. Woodblock newspaper illustrations about 1935 printed directly from blocks. Multi-color prints of traditional Japanese subjects carved by Yamagishi Kazue, printed by Nishimura Kumakichi, published by Akashi Sanpaku. Also made lithograph collection called Power and Nourishment of the City (Tokai no Doryoku to Eiyo.) Active in Shin Bijutsu Kyokai and a novelists union. 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

Columbia Glacier Columbia Glacier #027602 Yoshida, Toshi, 1911-1995 $6,500
Strong Bow of Minamoto Tametomo Strong Bow of Minamoto Tametomo #250414 Takeda, Hideo, b. 1948 $2,500
Rainbow Butterflies Rainbow Butterflies #FWG18825 Nakayama, Tadashi, 1927-2014 $1,500
Lycaon Lycaon #891606 Yoshida, Toshi, 1911-1995 SOLD