Original Yuji Watanabe (born 1941) Japanese Woodblock Print
Figures and Trees, 1973
Sosaku Hanga - The sosaku hanga or creative print movement in Japan began in the early part of the twentieth century. Unlike the traditional collaborative woodblock printing process utilizing a separate artist, carver, and printer along with a publisher, the sosaku hanga movement emphasized artist involvement in designing, carving, and printing the blocks himself, as the sole creator of his work. The movement gained popularity following World War II, earning international acclaim and expanding subject matter to include abstraction. Today most contemporary Japanese print artists design, carve, and print their woodblocks themselves, continuing the vibrant creative tradition established with ukiyo-e. Sosaku hanga prints encompass a wide range of subjects and expressive artistic styles, and are a great choice for a collector interested in modern and contemporary prints.
Signed - Yuji Watanabe in pencil in bottom margin, dated '73
- A. P. (Artist's Proof)
Artist - Yuji Watanabe (born 1941)
Image Size - 12 7/8" x 22 1/4" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Surface loss at bottom edge in margin. Slight soiling and creasing at edges, stain at corner. Please note, due to the size, this print will be shipped rolled. Please see photos for details.