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Beauty and Thistle

Sumio Kawakami 1895-1972

Sumio Kawakami 1895-1972


Sumio Kawakami 1895-1972
Sumio Kawakami was a teacher for English and a self-taught Sosaku Hanga artist. He was a modest man and considered himself an amateur printmaker. Today the print works of Sumio Kawakami are to be found in important museum collections. And a complete museum in Kanuma of Tochigi Prefecture in Japan is devoted exclusively to his woodblocks. .

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Beauty and Thistle - 2 prints. One print is before W.W. II.

Sumio Kawakami 1895-1972

Two prints from the Sosaku Hanga master, Sumio KAWAKAMI.
(1) "Azami" (Thistle). This print was made for the book series "Nihon no Hana" (Flowers of Japan) editied by Koshiro Onchi. Size: 132 x 172 mm.
(2) Lady wearing an elaborate hat. Size: 140 x 170 mm.

"Sumi" in square printed on both prints.

(2) Artist's red seal (Sumio) on the left margin.

(1) 1946. (2) Ca. 1930s.

Woodblock print.

Very good ... 1. Printed on a long-fibered decorative Japanese paper.

Excellent - very good.

(1) Excellent - very good.
(2) Excellent - very good ... Slightly creased.

5.2 inches = 13.2 cm

6.8 inches = 17.2 cm

Sosaku Hanga.

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