Kawano, Kaoru (1916 - 1965)

Quiet Rain

Medium: Woodblock Print
Date: c. 1950s
Size (H x W): 18 x 23.5 (inches)
Seals: Self-carved, Self-printed paper seal and "ka" on reverse
Edition: 60/100
Provenance: West Coast Estate
Signature: Kaoru Kawano
Condition: Very good color and impression, very light mat mark, light soiling and wear on margins, small tape on reverse edges.

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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.