Original Joshua Rome (born 1953) Japanese Woodblock Print
Forgotten Way, 1993
Joshua Rome - Born in the United Stated in 1953, Joshua Rome went to Japan in 1973, apprenticing to well-known woodblock print artist Clifton Karhu. Today, he is one of the most-recognized artists working in the medium of woodblock printing, exhibiting internationally, with works included in major museum collections such as the British Museum. He designs, carves, and prints his works himself, often using a special burnishing technique that emphasizes the grain of the wood, adding a subtle, atmospheric texture. After living in rural village near Kyoto for twenty-five years, Rome returned to the U.S. in 1998, and now lives in Vermont. Collectors prize his lyrical, quietly expressive images.
Comments - Beautiful view of a deserted street at sunset, the buildings lining the road shadowed in tones of brown and gray. The sky is flooded with yellow orange line as the sun goes down, the horizon a lighter shade of pale yellow. A handsome composition with a very quiet, lonely feel.
- J Rome '93 in pencil in bottom margin with red artist's seal
- Forgotten Way in pencil in bottom margin
Artist - Joshua Rome (born 1953)
Image Size - 15 7/8" x 21 5/8" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail. Some light toning edges. One small tear at top edge repaired from reverse. A few light spots. Please see photos for details. Good overall.
Due to the size of this print, it will be shipped rolled.