Koitsu, Tsuchiya, 1870-1949

Born near Hamamatsu. Given name Koichi. At age 15 went to Tokyo to study under Matsuzaki, a carver for Kobayashi Kiyochika. Kiyochika took him into his home where he remained studying for 19 years. Designed woodblock prints during Sino-Japanese War, 1894-1895, later worked as lithographer. After meeting Watanabe Shozaburo at an exhibition of Kobayashi Kiyochika’s prints, Koitsu designed figurative landscape moku-hanga published by Watanabe, Kawaguchi, and Doi from 1932. Koitsu’s prints, like those of Kobayashi Kiyochika, are often characterized by dramatic use of light.** 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

Sudden Shower at Koume Sudden Shower at Koume #270221 Hiroaki, Shotei, 1871-1944 SOLD
Nakamura Kichiemon as Chobei in Nakamura Kichiemon as Chobei in "Suzugamori" #280067 Shunsen, Natori, 1886-1960 SOLD
Blue Butterfly (15 States) Blue Butterfly (15 States) #15198199 Hamaguchi, Yozo, 1909-2000 SOLD
Rain at Asakusa Kannon Temple Rain at Asakusa Kannon Temple #270510 Koitsu, Tsuchiya, 1870-1949 SOLD