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Little is known of Eijiro Kobayashi. He is known for woodblock prints of romantic night and evening scenes in shin hanga style.
Auction Catalog by Artist Eijiro Kobayashi active 1930's - artelino | Shin Hanga
Goro Tsuruta was born in Tokyo. He studied art and later worked at an advertising company. Until 1920 he travelled and worked in Korea and Manchuria. He designed landscape and bijin prints in the 1920s that were published by Kato Junji and Sakai Kawaguchi.
Auction Catalog by Artist Goro Tsuruta 1890-1969 - artelino
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
Information about this Shin Hanga artist is very much in the darkness, beginning with the dates. Helen Merritt lists an artist known as Shoda Koho with the dates 1875-1925. Amy Riegle Stephens lists him in "New Wave" with 1871-1946. Apparently the same artist is meant. Koho Shoda published with Nishinomiya Yosaku (associated with Hasegawa).
Auction Catalog by Artist Koho Shoda 1871?-1946? - artelino | About the Shin Hanga Art Movement
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
Marguerite Gifford made Shin Hanga style woodblock prints for Watanabe before W.W.II.
Born in Louisville, USA, Marguerite Gifford travelled many places in the Pacific from 1937-1941. She witnessed in Florence in 1938 when Benito Mussolini received Adolf Hitler. Because of the impending war in Europe, she traveled to Japan in 1939. There she studied woodblock printing, apprenticing herself to two Japanese printmakers. After that she travelled to the Pacific, to New Caledonia, and returned home in 1941.
Upon her return to the U.S., Gifford became a well-known figure on the local art scene. She was repeatedly featured in the Louisville Courier-Journal, and often exhibited at local venues as well as in galleries outside the state.
Auction Catalog by Artist Marguerite Gifford 1877-1969 - artelino