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Kawano, Kaoru (1916 - 1965)

Kannon as Mother Holding Child

Medium: Woodblock Print
Date: 1955
Size (H x W): 15.75 x 11.75 (inches)
Seals: Self-carved self-printed paper by Kaoru Kawano on reverse
Signature: Kaoru Kawano and artist seal Ka
Condition: Very good color, impression and state, very small stain.


About the artist

Kaoru Kawano was a Japanese woodblock print artist who worked during the Showa period (1926-1989). Born in Hokkaido in 1916, Kawano studied at Kawabata Art School during the 1930s. He gained an international his reputation through successful solo exhibitions in North America and elsewhere. His prints frequently depict children and animals, combining Western-style elements with the tradition of woodblock printmaking. Kaoru Kawano’s works are also appreciated for the way in which they incorporate the woodgrain of the block into the design.