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

Wild Game (Red) Wild Game (Red) #180834 Sekino, Jun'ichiro, 1914-1988 $3,000
Soba Peddler Soba Peddler #120541 Hiroaki, Shotei, 1871-1944 $40
Mandarin Ducks and Snow-covered Bamboo Mandarin Ducks and Snow-covered Bamboo #910386 Hiroshige, Ando, 1797-1858 $900
Amber Walnut Amber Walnut #16101044 Hamaguchi, Yozo, 1909-2000 $800