Konishi, Seiichiro (act. c. 1930 - 1983)

Sleeping Woman

Medium: Woodblock Print
Date: 1956
Size (H x W): 15.4 x 20.5 (inches)
Seals: Seichiro Konishi (reverse)
Edition: 24/100
Signature: S.KO, Sei, Jikoku jizuri Konishi Seiichiro (reverse)
Condition: Very good color and impression, very light soiling and wear on margins, two small nicks on top margin, small tape residue on reverse top corners, paper label from Yamada Art Gallery on reverse.

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About the artist

Born in Kyoto in 1919, Seiichiro Konishi was a Japanese woodblock print artist of the Sosaku Hanga, or "Creative Print," movement. Konishi’s self-carved, self-printed works focus on the traditional architecture, famous sites and natural beauty of his hometown. While he formally studied oil painting and design under Kahei Igaki, Konishi taught himself each aspect of woodblock printing. He became an official member of Nihon Hanga Kyokai in 1930, though continued to work as newspaper illustrator. In 1950, he exhibited his prints in Kyoto, after which he exhibited his work with Banga-in from 1954 on. Konishi participated in many solo and group shows throughout his career, including Shin Seisaku Kyokai, and Dokuritsu Bijutsu Kyokai. His works appeared in the 1961 exhibitions of modern Japanese print held in Kiev and Moscow.