Mizufune Rokush? colored wood block print c1960. The veiwable print measures 6.5 x 5 inches, signed and numbered. The original frame measures 12.1/8 by 14.5 inches. Very good estate conditon. Mizufune Rokush? was born in Kure, Hiroshima Prefecture in 1912 Died 1980. Graduated 1936 from Sculpture Dept., Tokyo Art School. Known widely as a sculptor and printmaker; founding member of Zokei Hanga Kyokai in 1937, member of Japan Print Society. See: Frances Blakemore. Who's Who in Modern Japanese Prints (New York, Tokyo: Weatherhill, 1975), p. 116. Helen Merritt and Nanako Yamada. Guide to Modern Japanese Woodblock Prints: 1900-1975 (Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press, c1992), p. 93. Mary and Norman Tolman. Collecting Modern Japanese Prints Then & Now (Rutland Vermont & Tokyo Japan: Charles E. Tuttle Company, 1994), p. 233. Rokushu Mizufune Carolyn Staley Fine Japanese Prints: Rokushu Mizufune Asian Collection Japanese Print Auction:Mizufune, Rokushu (1912-80) Carolyn Staley Fine Japanese Prints www.barenforum.org/archives/vol12/v12_1114.txt NGA - Artist List M / Page 16 of 21 Lewis and Roca LLP, Lawyers - History Timeline Asian Collection Japanese Print Auction:Sosaku-hanga (Creative prints).
Item 9107: $375
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