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Presented here are woodblock prints categorized as sosaku-hanga. Use the prints tab in the toolbar above to navigate to all artists and other genres or visit recent print additions to see all newly added prints.

Emil Orlik, 1870-1932
Painter, Carver, and Printer in Japan
(Maler, Holzschneider, und Drucker in Japan)
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Kyohei Inukai, 1913-1985
Cat on a Table
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Junichiro Sekino, 1914-1988
Twelve Months of Maiko: Morning Glories
((Maiko juni kagetsu: Asagao))
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Junichiro Sekino, 1914-1988
Various Artists- Collection of Works by the Print Appreciation Society: Vol 2
(Hanga kanshokai sakuhin-shu: ni)
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Sosaku-hanga (lit. 'creative prints') was an art movement which began in the early 20th-century that was influenced by the Western expectation that an artist is the sole creator of his work, in this case prints (usually woodblock prints). Sosaku-hanga artists emphasized the importance of conducting all steps in the creative process by themselves, including the design (jiga, lit. 'self-carved'), carving (jikoku, 'self-carved'), and printing (jizuri, lit. 'self-printed'). Stylistically, sosaku-hanga prints move away from traditional Japanese aesthetics and tend to lean towards abstract expressionist compositions.

various sosaku hanga artists

Fumio Kitaoka

Tobari Kogan

Shiko Munakata

Kiyoshi Saito

Kiyoshi Saito Pansy

$ 3,000

Junichiro Sekino

Koichi Sewai

Inagaki Tomoo

Ansei Uchima

Hiratsuka Un'ichi


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site last updated
March 19, 2019

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