Japanese Cherry Tree

Japanese Cherry Tree

Munakata, Shiko, 1903-1975

Japanese Cherry Tree
  • Series : In Praise of Kanjiro Kawai's Kiln Shokei
  • Date : 1945
  • Medium : hand colored woodblock
  • Item# : 281202
  • Condition : Printing smudges in margins; light toning; wrinkling
  • Dimensions : 18 1/8 x 12 5/8 inches
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  • SOLD


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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