Mabuchi, Toru, 1920-1994

Born in Tokyo. Son of the wood engraver Mabuchi Rokutaro. Graduated in 1941 from craft design section of Tokyo School of Fine Arts. Exhibited with Zokei Hanga Kyokai; member of Nihon Hanga Kyokai 1954-1960. Joined Nippankai 1960. Rejoined Nihon Hanga Kyokai 1982. Member and judge of Kofukai. Represented at Tokyo International Print Biennale in 1962. Taught at Hiroshima University. Plates sometimes composed of many small pieces of thin wood adhered like mosaics. Prints often deal with landscape, still life, haniwa, or pottery.** 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

Columbia Glacier Columbia Glacier #027602 Yoshida, Toshi, 1911-1995 $6,500
Poem 71-50 Poem 71-50 #260776 Maki, Haku, 1924-2000 $500
Magenta Ema Magenta Ema #FWG18826 Nakayama, Tadashi, 1927-2014 $2,000
Three Butterflies Three Butterflies #150028 Hamaguchi, Yozo, 1909-2000 $2,000