Original woodblock print (2) - Sekino Junichirō 関野潤一郎 (1914-1988) - "Red Bird" and "Child Holding a Flower Blossom" - Japan - ca 1960s (Showa period)
Junichiro Sekino was a Japanese printmaker best known for his portraits of kabuki actors, sumo wrestlers, and geishas. These subjects, along with his picturesque views of mountains and forest streams, were completed in a style that merged both Western and Japanese aesthetics, drawing inspiration from the art of Sharaku and Albrecht Dürer. Born in 1914 in Aomori City, Japan, Sekino befriended the artist Shiko Munakata, who also lived in Aomori City. The artist went on to study under Koshiro Onchi, the founder of the sosaku-hanga (creative prints) movement, which encouraged self-expression in artists. It was with Onchi in Tokyo where Sekino learned Japanese woodblock printing, Western-style etching, and painting. He won the Teiten Prize for etching in 1936, became a member of the Nihon Hanga Kyokai (Japan Print Association), and began teaching at Kobe University in Japan in 1965. Sekino died in 1988 in Tokyo, Japan. His works are in the collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, The Museum of Modern Art in New York, and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, among others.
FRAMED WOODBLOCK PRINTS DESCRIPTION
Signature: Junichiro Sekino
Condition: Very good colour and impression
Date: c. 1960
Signed Sekino on the bottom left side. Woodblock print, size: h 51 cm × w 36 cm
CHILD HOLDING A FLOWER BLOSSOM
Singed Jun. Sekino on the bottom right side. Woodblock print, size h 51 × w 36 cm
Junichiro Sekino made 100 copies of each woodblock print, however, the copy number cannot be seen as the paper was cut to fit the frame. A small pencil mark at the bottom of the prints is consistent with other work of the artist.
Overall good condition, apart from trimming of the edge where copy number is located
- Original Holzschnitt
- Polychromer Holzschnitt
- ca. 1960er Jahre (Showa-Zeit)
- Herkunftsregion/ Herkunftsland
- Künstler/ Schöpfer
- Sekino Junichirō 関野潤一郎 (1914-1988)
- Thema/ Darstellung
- Blumen, Child, Frau, Vogel
- Titel des Kunstwerks
- "Red Bird" and "Child Holding a Flower Blossom"
- Guter Zustand, siehe Beschreibung
- 51×0×36 cm