Kiyohara, Hitoshi (1896 - 1956)

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Medium: Woodblock Print
Date: c. 1950
Size (H x W): 10.75 x 15.5 (inches)
Publisher: Kato Junji
Signature: Hitoshi
Condition: Very good color and impression, faint stain bottom left, small tape reverse top corners.


About the artist

Hitoshi Kiyohara was a print artist active during the early 20th century. Born in Ibaraki prefecture, he studied under both Fuko Matsumoto and Nanpu Katayama. He initially worked as a nihonga or "Japanese-style painting" artist under the name "Sei" but in the 1940s he designed a series of prints depicting children at play. The series was published by Kato Junji.