Tsunetomi, Kitano, 1880-1947

Born in Kanazawa. Given name Tomitaro. Studied with Inano Toshitsune. From 1901 an illustrator for an Osaka newspaper. From 1910 exhibited paintings with Bunten and from 1914 with Inten; became member of Saiko Nihon Bijutsuin in 1917. In 1918 created and probably self-published Spring and Fall in the Pleasure Quarter (Kuruwa no shunju), a set of 4 prints, one for each season. Contributed to New Ukiyo-e Beauties, 1924. Established Hakuyosha (White Radiance Company), a combined school and publishing house. Taught many children. Became leader in Osaka art circles. Provided mokuhan covers for the satirical magazine Dai Osaka in 1920s. Designed okubi-e prints of bijin-ga with rich mica backgrounds. On Heron Maid, 1925, the carver and printer are noted respectively as Matsuno and Yamane.** 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

Houses with Thatched Roofs in the Evening Houses with Thatched Roofs in the Evening #280894 Azechi, Umetaro, 1902-1999 $3,500
Hara Hara #281076 Hiroshige, Ando, 1797-1858 SOLD
Chapel and Nun Chapel and Nun #220110 Sekino, Jun'ichiro, 1914-1988 $1,500
Plum Blossoms and Oriental Bullfinch Plum Blossoms and Oriental Bullfinch #270380 Shoson, Ohara, 1877-1945 $1,000