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Charles William Bartlett, 1860-1940, is one of the Western shin hanga artists. The artist had undergone a solid academic training in Europe when he arrived in Japan in 1915. Shozaburo Watanabe published 21 prints after paintings by the artist. When Bartlett wanted to return to England via the U.S.A., he remained in Hawaii where he died in 1940. During his Hawaii years, the artist made a few more print designs for Watanabe. Bartlett prints are rather rare, as the blocks were destroyed or made unusable.
Auction Catalog by Artist Charles William Bartlett 1860-1940 - artelino | Biography Charles William Bartlett
Cyrus Leroy Baldridge was an American illustrator, painter, printmaker and cosmopolitan. In the 1920s he had travelled widely in the East, North Africa and Europe. For collectors of Japanese prints he became known as the artist of several woodblock prints published by Watanabe in 1925 with colorful scenes from Peking.
Auction Catalog by Artist Cyrus Baldridge 1889-1975 - artelino | Biography Cyrus Baldridge
Hasui Kawase is one of the best known artists of the "Shin Hanga" (new prints) movement. His prints, landscapes and townviews, were created in traditional Japanese style with Western elements. Hasui had a very close cooperation with the publisher Watanabe. In the fires following the devastating earthquake in 1923, over a hundred blocks produced so far, were destroyed. In 1956, one year before his death, the artist was declared a Living National Treasure.
Auction Catalog by Artist Hasui Kawase 1883-1957 - artelino | Biography Hasui Kawase
Notes: third name: Bunjiro
Helen Hyde was born in Lima, the state of New York, USA. When she was two years old, her family moved to San Francisco, California. She studied art and design in the USA, Paris and Berlin. In 1899 she came to Japan for the first time, and started making prints using the techniques of woodblocks and etching. Helen Hyde was one of the first Western artists who studied printmaking in Japan. Her works caused wide attention in the USA, and paved the way for more Western artists who followed her example and came to Japan to study woodblock printmaking.
Auction Catalog by Artist Helen Hyde 1868-1919 - artelino | Helen Hyde - Biography
Hiroaki Takahashi designed woodblock prints for the famous publisher Watanabe - about 500 prints before the great earthquake in September 1923. All blocks were destroyed by the fires in the aftermaths of the great earthquake. Afterwards he resumed his work and created about 250 prints. Hiroaki is said to have been killed by the atomic bomb when he visited his daughter in Hiroshima in August 1945.
Auction Catalog by Artist Hiroaki (Shotei) Takahashi 1871-1945 - artelino | Biography Hiroaki Takahashi
Notes: also Komei Takahashi or Shotei (Syotei) Takahashi
Hiroshi Yoshida is considered to be one of the greatest artists of the Shin Hanga movement. He travelled a lot and many of his print subjects are impressions from his journeys all over the world. So you can find prints with subjects you normally would not expect on Japanese woodblock prints like Indian elephants or a mountain landscape in Alaska.
Auction Catalog by Artist Hiroshi Yoshida 1876-1950 - artelino | Biography Hiroshi Yoshida
Kanpo Yoshikawa is a typical Kyoto artist - born in Kyoto and trained at Kyoto Specialist School of Painting. One of his teachers was Takeuchi Seiho. He worked both as a Japanese-style painter and as a printmaker. The woodblock prints known by Kanpo Yoshikawa show actor portraits, landscape views from Kyoto and maiko (Geisha apprentices).
Auction Catalog by Artist Kanpo Yoshikawa 1894-1979 - artelino | Yoshikawa Kanpo - Biography
Kiyoshi Kobayakawa was a student of Kiyokata Kaburagi. He worked in Shin Hanga style. His prints were either self-published or created in cooperation with the publishers Hasegawa, Watanabe or Ensedo. Kiyoshi Kobayakawa took part in the second exhibition of shin hanga prints in Toledo/USA of 1936.
Auction Catalog by Artist Kiyoshi Kobayakawa 1897-1948 - artelino | Short Biography of Kiyoshi Kobayakawa
Koitsu Tsuchiya became a pupil of Kiyochika Kobayashi at the age of 15. He stayed in his master's home for 19 years. His early print works were war prints of the Sino-Japanese war. Afterwards Koitsu Tsuchiya made mainly Shin Hanga landscape prints. The artist is a leading exponent of the shin hanga movement.
Auction Catalog by Artist Koitsu Tsuchiya 1870-1949 - artelino | Biography Koitsu Tsuchiya
Ohara Koson is famous for his prints with animal subjects. He is considered as the uncontested master of kacho-e - images of birds and flowers - in shin hanga style. The prints made by Koson have been very popular since the 1920s and 1930s. Most prints were published by Watanabe Shozaburo and exported. Ohara Koson worked both as a painter and a print maker. His origins as a painter are reflected in his prints. Indeed, some give the impression of watercolor paintings.
Auction Catalog by Artist Koson Ohara 1877-1945 - artelino | Biography Koson Ohara
Notes: also Ohara Hoson or Ohara Shoson