Solitude in Snow Country

Sekino, Jun'ichiro, 1914-1988

Solitude in Snow Country
  • Artist : Sekino, Jun'ichiro, 1914-1988
  • Edition : 4/30
  • Date : c. 1950
  • Medium : woodblock
  • Item# : FWG249005
  • Condition : No condition problems to note
  • Dimensions : 11 3/4 x 7 5/8 inches
  • Comments : The text is a Japanese haiku by Takashi Matsumoto, translating to "Loneliness while the snow stops in a snowy country"; edition is scratched onto bottom right
  • Provenance : Sekino Family Collection
  • Price : $300

About The Artist

Sekino, Jun'ichiro, 1914-1988

Born in Aomori. From boyhood knew Munakata Shiko as a charismatic painter a few years his senior. Sekino made woodblock prints with friends while still in middle school. Studied etching in Aomori with Kon Junzo. Contributed to Chokokuto in 1932, Shin hanga in 1935. Exhibited with Nihon Hanga Kyokai from 1932. Moved to Tokyo in 1939 after winning a 1936 Teiten prize for an etching. Studied etching at Etching Institute of Nishida Takeo and oil painting and drawing at a private painting scho.....

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