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Dublin Core


Clay Image


c. 1952


Saito Kiyoshi (1907-1997)


Woodblock print


A great master of modern postwar Japanese printmaking, Saito Kiyoshi was one of the first sosaku hanga movement artists who became internationally known. Born in a small northern village of Japan’s main island, Honshu, Saito moved to Tokyo and taught himself woodblock printing techniques. One of his works won a prize at the first São Paulo Art Biennial in 1951, which surprised the Japanese art world and led to him gaining global recognition and demand for his work. Prominent in his prints are the grain of the wooden block as well as simplified shapes and landscapes.


Walter and Martha Leuba Collection, Special Collections Department, University of Pittsburgh Library System


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Physical Dimensions

16.5 x 24.5 inches