Kiyoshi, Kobayakawa, 1897-1948

Born in Hakata, Fukuoka prefecture. Studied with Kaburagi Kiyokata. Exhibited Japanese-style painting with Kyodokai, Teiten, and Seikokai; solo exhibition at Matsuzakaya department store in 1934. In 1930-1931 designed and self-published series of 6 moku-hanga entitled Modern Fashionable Styles (Kindai jisei sho); carved by Takano Shichinosuke and printed by Ono Tomisaburo. Other prints include Revue published by Hasegawa and other modern bijin-ga published by Hasegawa, Watanabe, and Ensendo. Twelve prints were included in the 1936 Toledo exhibition. Reprints published by Takamizawa about 1955.** 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

and down they forgot as up they grew<Br>Twenty-Two Cherries X and down they forgot as up they grew
Twenty-Two Cherries X
#151993094 Hamaguchi, Yozo, 1909-2000 $6,000
Nude Nude #271040 Sekino, Jun'ichiro, 1914-1988 $1,200
Snow at Mukojima Snow at Mukojima #910253 Hasui, Kawase, 1883-1957 SOLD
Onomichi - Japan Onomichi - Japan #910415 Karhu, Clifton, 1927-2007 SOLD