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Ide, Gakusui (1899 - 1982)

Persimmon and Japanese White Eye (Mejiro)

Medium: Woodblock Print
Date: 1949 (Heisei edition)
Size (H x W): 10.5 x 15.5 (inches)
Publisher: Watanabe
Edition: Heisei edition
Signature: Gakusui
Condition: Very good color, impression and state


About the artist

Born in Yamanashi prefecture, Gakusui Ide studied Japanese-style painting with Tamon Yamanouchi and Kanpo Araki. Living in China between 1929 and 1946, he commenced his career as a woodblock artist after returning to Japan in 1949. In Japan, Gakusui also worked with the famed Shin Hanga publisher Shozaburo Watanabe, focusing on kacho-e (bird-and-flower pictures). He is particularly known for his prints of cranes and herons, which feature distinctly bold geometric lines.