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

Otomo Wakana Hime Otomo Wakana Hime #281151 Yoshitoshi, Taiso, 1839-1892 SOLD
Lower Meguro Lower Meguro #270334 Hokusai, Katsushika, 1760-1849 SOLD
Strong Bow of Minamoto Tametomo Strong Bow of Minamoto Tametomo #250414 Takeda, Hideo, b. 1948 $2,000
Santa Claus in Snow Garden Santa Claus in Snow Garden #SANTA Hasui, Kawase, 1883-1957 SOLD