Vintage Mizufune Rokush? colored wood block print c1962. The veiwable print measures 4.5 x 5.5 inches, signed and numbered. The original frame measures 11.75 by 13.5 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 9108: $375
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