I appreciate your courtesy! The condition is described above for more information please check the photos. Image 9 inches x 14 inches. Sheet 10.5 inches x 15 inches. More about the artist. Hasui Kawase (, Kawase Hasui, May 18, 1883 November 7, 1957) was a Japanese artist. He was one of the most prominent print designers of the shin-hanga (“new prints”) movement, whose artists depicted traditional subjects with a style influenced by Western art. Like earlier prints, Hasui’s works were commonly landscapes, but his prints featured everyday scenes and natural lighting. Life From youth Hasui dreamed of an art career, but his parents had him take on the family rope and thread wholesaling business. Its bankruptcy when he was 26 freed him to pursue art. He approached Kiyokata Kaburagi to teach him, but Kaburagi instead encouraged him to study Western-style painting, which he did with Okada Sabursuke for two years. Two years later he again applied as a student to Kaburagi, who this time accepted him.  After seeing an exhibition of Shinsui It’s Eight Views of Lake Biwa Hasui approached Shinsui’s publisher Shzabur Watanabe, who had Hasui make three experimental prints that Watanabe published in August 1918.  The series Twelve Views of Tokyo, Eight Views of the Southeast, and the first Souvenirs of Travel of 16 prints followed in 1919, each issued two prints at a time.  Hasui’s twelve-print A Collection of Scenes of Japan begun in 1922 went unfinished when the 1923 Great Kant earthquake destroyed Watanabe’s workshop, including the finished woodblocks for the yet-undistributed prints and Hasui’s sketchbooks. Hasui travelled the Hokuriku, San’in, and San’y regions later in 1923 and upon his return in February 1924 developed his sketches into his third Souvenirs of Travel series.  Kawase studied ukiyo-e and Japanese style painting at the studio of Kiyokata Kaburagi. He mainly concentrated on making watercolors of actors, everyday life and landscapes, many of them published as illustrations in books and magazines in the last few years of the Meiji period and early Taish period. During the forty years of his artistic career, Hasui worked closely with Shzabur Watanabe, publisher and advocate of the shin-hanga movement. His works became widely known in the West through American connoisseur Robert O. In 1956, he was named a Living National Treasure in Japan. Hasui’s younger brother Kasuke moved to London in 1916 to work as an accountant for Okura and Co, he married an English woman, Clara Greenfield, they have one surviving daughter Kathleen and grand daughter Karen Kawase. His maternal uncle was Kanagaki Robun? With the pen name of Nozaki Bunz? (18291894), a Japanese author and journalist, producing the first manga magazine. Style Kawase worked almost exclusively on landscape and townscape prints based on sketches he made in Tokyo and during travels around Japan. Kawase’s prints feature locales that are tranquil and obscure in urbanizing Japan. Hasui considered himself a realist and employed his training in Western painting in his compositions. Like Hiroshige he made travel and landscape prints, though his subjects were less known locations rendered with naturalistic light, shade, and texture, without the captions and titles that were standard in prints of Hiroshige’s age.  Kawase left a large body of woodblock prints and watercolors: many of the watercolors are linked to the woodblock prints. He also produced oil paintings, traditional hanging scrolls and a few bybu (folding screens). In the West, Kawase is mainly known as a Japanese woodblock printmaker. He and Hiroshi Yoshida are widely regarded as two of the greatest artists of the shin-hanga style, and are known especially for their landscape prints. E m ail me with questions!!! It is important to know when purchasing items that. Please keep this in mind. As your ratings have immediate discount or listing-standing consequences for me. Thank you for understanding!! Charge you my costs. For all packing materials used. And everything has to be. To give you an idea, a. If it is not a free one from the Post Office, costs between. And I usually use at least 3 or 4 feet or more for breakable items. Per box (book box size) will be between. The item “1930 Japanese Color Woodblock Print Omori Beach at Night by Kawase Hasui (TeN)” is in sale since Thursday, October 8, 2020. This item is in the category “Antiques\Asian Antiques\Japan\Prints”. The seller is “andresharnischbrokerageinc” and is located in Honolulu, Hawaii. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Featured Refinements: Japanese Woodblock Print
- Region of Origin: Japan
- Age: 1900-1940
- Primary Material: Paper
- Maker: Kawase Hasui (1883-1957)
- Original/Reproduction: Unknown
- Color: Multi-Color