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

Lioness B Lioness B #180355 Yoshida, Toshi, 1911-1995 $300
Blazing Mane (B) Blazing Mane (B) #FWG18832 Nakayama, Tadashi, 1927-2014 $5,000
Moon Rise Moon Rise #16102208 Hamaguchi, Yozo, 1909-2000 $2,000