Junichiro Sekino, 1914-1988
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.
Helen Merritt and Nanako Yamada, Guide to Modern Japanese Woodblock Prints: 1900-1975, 1992, p. 133
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