Summer at Karuizawa

Saito, Kiyoshi, 1907-1997

Summer at Karuizawa
  • Date : 1941
  • Medium : woodblock
  • Item# : 911137
  • Condition : Thin backing from original mount
  • Dimensions : 14 7/8 x 17 3/8 inches
  • Comments : Extremely early artist's seal; no English signature as is typical in his earliest printings; typically this design does not have the green block
  • Price : $3,500

About The Artist

Saito, Kiyoshi, 1907-1997

Born in 1907 in Sakamoto, Fukushima prefecture. Moved to Otaru in Hokkaido at age 5; later apprenticed to a sign painter. From an early age operated a successful sign painting business in Otaru. Studied drawing with Narita Gyokusen in Otaru. Infatuated with the art world, he sold his business and moved to Tokyo in about 1932. Studied Western-style painting at Hongo Painting Institute. Exhibited oils with Hakujitsukai, Nikakai, Kokugakai, and Tokokai. Began making hanga by cutting and prin.....

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