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Silver Pavilion in the Early Summer - Shoka no Ginkakuji

Unichi Hiratsuka 1895-1997

Unichi Hiratsuka 1895-1997


Unichi Hiratsuka 1895-1997
Unichi Hiratsuka is one of the founding fathers of the Creative Prints movement (Sosaku Hanga) and one of the big names of twentieth century Japanese art. Hiratsuka is best known for prints in black and white, but made also fine works in color. He died at the age of 102 years.

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Silver Pavilion in the Early Summer - Shoka no Ginkakuji

Unichi Hiratsuka 1895-1997

"Shoka no Ginkaku-ji" (Silver Pavilion in the Early Summer).
Unichi Hiratsuka was the master of Sosaku Hanga movement. His prints with stark compositions and rhythmical lines have attracted visitors to many renowned art collections and museums all aver the world, including Tokyo Museum of Modern Art, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the Metropolitan Museum in New York, the Rockefeller Foundation in New York, the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. and the Freer Gallery.
He was awarded the Order of Cultural Merit by the Japanese government in 1970. In 1991, the Hiratsuka Unichi Print Museum was opened in Suzaka, Nagano Prefecture.

"Un-ichi Hiratsuka" signed in pencil on the lower margin.

Red "Hiratsuka" stamped on the lower left.


Woodblock print.

Very good ... Printed on a cream colored paper.

Black and white.

Excellent - very good ... Slight creases. Ink stain on the right margin.

8.1 inches = 20.5 cm

11.4 inches = 29.0 cm

Unichi Hiratsuka 1895-1997.

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