Guardian Figure

Guardian Figure

Munakata, Shiko, 1903-1975

Guardian Figure
  • Date : 20th century
  • Medium : woodblock
  • Item# : 270217
  • Condition : Faint horizontal crease at top and bottom margins
  • Dimension : 16 1/2 x 9 inches
  • Comments : Accompanied with certificate of authenticity issued by Munakata Committee
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About The Artist

Munakata, Shiko, 1903-1975

Born in Aomori prefecture. Began self-study of oil painting and in 1920 organized Seikokai (Blue Light Group) to hold exhibitions twice a year. First went to Tokyo in 1924. Inspired to make moku-hanga by seeing a Kawakami Sumio print in 1926. Studied briefly with Hiratsuka Un'ichi in 1928. Exhibited prints with Kokugakai from 1930; member 1932-1953. Member of Nihon Hanga Kyokai 1932-1938. Exhibited early paintings at Hakujitsukai, Bunten, and Teiten. Met Yanagi Soetsu in 1936; from that .....

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