Junichiro Sekino, Izaka, Anabara

Junichiro Sekino, 1914-1988

Izaka, Anabara

a snowy landscape with mica highlights, signed and dated in pencil Junichiro Sekino 1947 with artist's red seal Jun, numbered 10/30

16 1/4 by 11 7/8 in., 41.2 by 30.2 cm

Sekino was from Aomori, the hometown of Shiko Munakata (1903-1975), who he knew from his youth as "charismatic painter a few years his senior" (Merritt, 1992, p. 133). Sekino studied various types of printmaking with different artists, most notably with Onchi Koshiro (1891-1955), an early leader in the sosaku hanga movement, who is sometimes cited as a teacher (more likely an influential friend) of Munakata.

This rare print (from an edition of only 30 impressions) is a subtle and early work by the artist, produced before he developed his later style with an emphasis on bold colors and detailed, exaggerated portraits.

Reference:
Helen Merritt and Nanako Yamada, Guide to Modern Japanese Woodblock Prints: 1900-1975, 1992, p. 133

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