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

Group of Butterflies Group of Butterflies #271238 Nakayama, Tadashi, 1927-2014 $600
Swan and Reeds Swan and Reeds #WPOS17 Shoson, Ohara, 1877-1945 $300
Cohabitation Cohabitation #260826 Yamaguchi, Gen, 1903-1976 $2,500
A Summer Day A Summer Day #250036 Nagase, Yoshio (Yoshihiro), 1891-1978 $3,500