Vintage Kaoru Kawano (1916-1965) Cats Kittens Japanese Woodblock Print Art Japan

Vintage Kaoru Kawano (1916-1965) Cats Kittens Japanese Woodblock Print Art Japan

Vintage Kaoru Kawano (1916-1965) Cats Kittens Japanese Woodblock Print Art Japan

Vintage Kaoru Kawano (1916-1965) Cats Kittens Japanese Woodblock Print Art Japan

Vintage Kaoru Kawano (1916-1965) Cats Kittens Japanese Woodblock Print Art Japan

Vintage Kaoru Kawano (1916-1965) Cats Kittens Japanese Woodblock Print Art Japan

Vintage Kaoru Kawano (1916-1965) Cats Kittens Japanese Woodblock Print Art Japan

Vintage Kaoru Kawano (1916-1965) Cats Kittens Japanese Woodblock Print Art Japan

Vintage Kaoru Kawano (1916-1965) Cats Kittens Japanese Woodblock Print Art Japan

Vintage Kaoru Kawano Woodblock Print Description and Item Information Up for sale is this unframed, vintage woodblock print by the Japanese artist, Kaoru Kawano. Please excuse any glare in the photos. This mid-century modern print depicts two kitty cats; one is sleeping, and the other is curled up, yet awake. The artwork is on thick paper with irregular edges. This paper measures approximately 11 3/8 inches by 17 inches. This would be a whimiscal addition to a collection of Japanese art. Verso, there is a pencil-written, “KL-20″ or K6-20. ” There also are ink-stamped markings verso, as shown, including a round chop mark and, “MADE IN JAPAN. Kaoru Kawano was active during the mid-1940s to the early 1960s. The exact age of this circa 1950s print is not known. Per Ronin Gallery, Kaoru Kawano was born in Hokkaido in 1916. He studied at the Kawabata Art School during the mid-1930s. He was active in the sosaku hanga movement, and he became internationally well-known after successful solo exhibitions in North America. His works combine Western-style elements with traditional woodblock printing techniques. Condition This print is unframed. The paper has some rippling. There is a tiny pinhole to the top margin, at the center (see views in Photos 1 and 4). There are a few creases (most noticeable example shown in Photo 8). There is slight yellowing to the white margin from previous framing. The top margin verso has residue from two strips of tape and there are slight surface losses to the bottom edge on the back side where it was previously affixed to a board for framing (see Photo 4). The edges are irregular, as made. The ink from the chop mark on the back side bled through slightly to the front (see Photo 8). Terms of Sale 1. Payments must be received within three days of the end of the listing, unless prior arrangements have been made. Some countries have restrictions or prohibitions on certain classes of merchandise. And international government regulations prohibit such behavior. Individual computers may display colors differently. The item “VINTAGE KAORU KAWANO (1916-1965) CATS KITTENS JAPANESE WOODBLOCK PRINT ART JAPAN” is in sale since Thursday, March 14, 2019. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Asian\1900-Now\Japanese\Prints, Paintings & Posters”. The seller is “craigkc” and is located in Sunny California. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: Japan
  • New or Used: Used
Kaoru Kawano (japan 1916-1965) Modernist Signed Color Woodblock Of Crane, Framed

Kaoru Kawano (japan 1916-1965) Modernist Signed Color Woodblock Of Crane, Framed

Kaoru Kawano (japan 1916-1965) Modernist Signed Color Woodblock Of Crane, Framed

Kaoru Kawano (japan 1916-1965) Modernist Signed Color Woodblock Of Crane, Framed

Kaoru Kawano (japan 1916-1965) Modernist Signed Color Woodblock Of Crane, Framed

Kaoru Kawano (japan 1916-1965) Modernist Signed Color Woodblock Of Crane, Framed

Kaoru Kawano (japan 1916-1965) Modernist Signed Color Woodblock Of Crane, Framed

Kaoru Kawano (japan 1916-1965) Modernist Signed Color Woodblock Of Crane, Framed

Kaoru Kawano (japan 1916-1965) Modernist Signed Color Woodblock Of Crane, Framed

Kaoru Kawano (japan 1916-1965) Modernist Signed Color Woodblock Of Crane, Framed

Kaoru Kawano (japan 1916-1965) Modernist Signed Color Woodblock Of Crane, Framed

Kaoru Kawano (japan 1916-1965) Modernist Signed Color Woodblock Of Crane, Framed

STAMP COLOR WOODBLOCK PRINT OF CRANE, IN ORIGINAL. HARDWOOD, THIN-PROFILE FRAME, W/UNBROKEN. ORIGINAL BROWN PAPER DUST COVER. Japanese Modernist woodblock prints (Showa period). Sta mped on the bottom-right of the face of the print with an original red ink artist’s stamp. It’s also stamped with a black ink gallery stamp on the back brown paper dust cover. The Little Gallery,’ 105 Chestnut Street, Springfield, Massachusetts. 23 ½” Height x 14” Width (Frame). 15 ½” Height x 10 Width (Image). It’s medium-format in size, being nearly 24 inches in height and 14 inches in width. It’s still in its period, vintage hand rubbed, oiled, thin-profile hardwood frame and is under sage green, miter-cut mat board, with its original brown paper back dust cover still intact and unbroken. Pictured is a Minimalist, head and upper torso, side profile of a crane (aquatic bird or saltwater waterfowl) offering only the’essential’ pictorial information needed to describe the fauna. This conceptually reduced artistic treatment of the subject is in keeping with Japanese Modernist art and in particular, color woodblock prints from Japan’s Showa period. It’s spare and economic in its approach and design and uses only reduced, basic geometric shapes and a very limited color palette to describe them. Very, very beautiful in a very, very Minimalist, Japanese way. Gorgeous and completely original. Outstanding and very, very quiet like the very crane it depicts. BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE ARTIST. Kaoro Kawano was born in Hokkaido, Japan and studied at the Kawabata Art School beginning in 1934. He was a participant and practitioner during Japan’s’Showa’ period. He had his first color woodblock prints accepted by the Japan Print Association in 1944. By the 1950′s he began to exhibit more frequently in shows around the world. None of his prints, not even his (apparently early) limited edition prints however, are dated. His reputation became international, with successful solo exhibitions in North America and elsewhere. Kawano’s prints frequently depict children and animals, combining Western style elements with the old tradition of woodblock printmaking. Kawano’s works are also appreciated for the way in which they incorporate the grain patterns of the woodblock into the design. Excellent, pristine, nearly immaculate over a ll vint a ge condition. Without blemishes, tears, paper loss, water stains, foxing, tanning or other surface conditions or damage. It’s in its original, thin-profile hardwood frame, is matted and under glass. In really exceptionally well-preserved overall vintage condition. A gorgeous period Japanese Modernist color woodblock print. The item “KAORU KAWANO (JAPAN 1916-1965) MODERNIST SIGNED COLOR WOODBLOCK OF CRANE, FRAMED” is in sale since Tuesday, March 26, 2019. This item is in the category “Art\Art Prints”. The seller is “modsanctuary” and is located in Milford, New Hampshire. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Size: Medium (up to 36in.)
  • Artist: Kaoru Kawano (Japan)
  • Style: Asian (Japanese color woodblock print)
  • Listed By: Dealer or Reseller
  • Printing Technique: Woodblock Printing
  • Quantity Type: Single-Piece Work
  • Medium: Woodcut & Block
  • Date of Creation: Circa 1950
  • Original/Reproduction: Vintage original
  • Mid-20th century: Vintage
  • Year: Circa 1950
  • Features: Framed
  • Japan: Showa period
  • Modernist: Post WWII Modernist Japanese printmaking
  • Width (Inches): 14” Width
  • Color: Multi-Color
  • Subject: Crane waterfowl (fauna)
  • Originality: Original
  • Height (Inches): 23 ½” Height
  • Print Surface: Paper
1950s Japanese Woodblock Print Camellia by Kaoru Kawano (1916-1965) (New)

1950s Japanese Woodblock Print Camellia by Kaoru Kawano (1916-1965) (New)

1950s Japanese Woodblock Print Camellia by Kaoru Kawano (1916-1965) (New)

1950s Japanese Woodblock Print Camellia by Kaoru Kawano (1916-1965) (New)

1950s Japanese Woodblock Print Camellia by Kaoru Kawano (1916-1965) (New)

1950s Japanese Woodblock Print Camellia by Kaoru Kawano (1916-1965) (New)

1950s Japanese Woodblock Print Camellia by Kaoru Kawano (1916-1965) (New)

1950s Japanese Woodblock Print Camellia by Kaoru Kawano (1916-1965) (New)

I appreciate your courtesy! The condition is described above – for more details please check the photos. Print 14.75 inches x 9.5 inches. Sheet 17 inches x 11 inches. More about the artist. Kaoru Kawano was born in Otaru, Hokkaido in 1916, and studied at Kawabata art school in 1934. Because his earlier works showed such great promise, they were displayed at the Nihon Hanga Kyokai Exhibition (Japan Print Society) in 1944. He interrupted his print-making activities to join the army, but later was unfortunate to become a prisoner of war in Siberia. In 1949 he resumed exhibiting with Nihon Hanga Kyokai, and subsequently with Kokugakai in 1952. He moved to Tokyo in 1958, and participated in international competitions and solo exhibitions in New York, Seattle, Chicago, and elsewhere. His works are characterized by highly textured abstract representations of children. More pictures are available!!! 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 “1950s Japanese Woodblock Print Camellia by Kaoru Kawano (1916-1965) (New)” is in sale since Thursday, April 19, 2018. This item is in the category “Art\Art Prints”. The seller is “andresharnischbrokerageinc” and is located in Honolulu, Hawaii. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Original/Reproduction: Original Print
  • Listed By: Dealer or Reseller
  • Signed: Unsigned
  • Edition Type: Open Edition
  • Edition Size: small but unknown
  • Print Type: Woodcut & Block
  • Subject: Figures & Portraits
  • Style: Asian
  • Artist: Kaoru Kawano (1916 – 1965)
  • Size Type/Largest Dimension: Small (Up to 14in.)
  • Framed/Unframed: Unframed
  • Date of Creation: 1950-1969
  • Main Color: Black & Red
  • Print Surface: Paper
1950s Japanese Woodblock Print Camellia by Kaoru Kawano (1916-1965) (New)

1950s Japanese Woodblock Print Camellia by Kaoru Kawano (1916-1965) (New)

1950s Japanese Woodblock Print Camellia by Kaoru Kawano (1916-1965) (New)

1950s Japanese Woodblock Print Camellia by Kaoru Kawano (1916-1965) (New)

1950s Japanese Woodblock Print Camellia by Kaoru Kawano (1916-1965) (New)

1950s Japanese Woodblock Print Camellia by Kaoru Kawano (1916-1965) (New)

1950s Japanese Woodblock Print Camellia by Kaoru Kawano (1916-1965) (New)

1950s Japanese Woodblock Print Camellia by Kaoru Kawano (1916-1965) (New)

I appreciate your courtesy! The condition is described above – for more details please check the photos. Print 14.75 inches x 9.5 inches. Sheet 17 inches x 11 inches. More about the artist. Kaoru Kawano was born in Otaru, Hokkaido in 1916, and studied at Kawabata art school in 1934. Because his earlier works showed such great promise, they were displayed at the Nihon Hanga Kyokai Exhibition (Japan Print Society) in 1944. He interrupted his print-making activities to join the army, but later was unfortunate to become a prisoner of war in Siberia. In 1949 he resumed exhibiting with Nihon Hanga Kyokai, and subsequently with Kokugakai in 1952. He moved to Tokyo in 1958, and participated in international competitions and solo exhibitions in New York, Seattle, Chicago, and elsewhere. His works are characterized by highly textured abstract representations of children. More pictures are available!!! 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 “1950s Japanese Woodblock Print Camellia by Kaoru Kawano (1916-1965) (New)” is in sale since Tuesday, July 18, 2017. This item is in the category “Art\Art Prints”. The seller is “andresharnischbrokerageinc” and is located in Honolulu, Hawaii. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Original/Reproduction: Original Print
  • Listed By: Dealer or Reseller
  • Signed: Unsigned
  • Edition Type: Open Edition
  • Edition Size: small but unknown
  • Print Type: Woodcut & Block
  • Subject: Figures & Portraits
  • Style: Asian
  • Artist: Kaoru Kawano (1916 – 1965)
  • Size Type/Largest Dimension: Small (Up to 14in.)
  • Framed/Unframed: Unframed
  • Date of Creation: 1950-1969
  • Main Color: Black & Red
  • Print Surface: Paper