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Ashikaga, Shizuo (1917 - 1991)

Cotton Rose and Sparrows

Medium: Woodblock Print
Date: c. 1950
Size (H x W): 17.75 x 12 (inches)
Publisher: Uchida
Seals: Sei (Shizu)
Condition: Very good color, impression and state, light wave upper right corner.


About the artist

Shizuo Ashikaga was a painter active during the mid-20th century. Born in Ehime Prefecture in 1917, Ashikaga graduated from Kyoto Municipal Arts University. He studied under Taikan Yokohama and worked primarily as a painter, but produced some kacho-e, or “bird and flowers pictures” for the woodblock printer Uchida in the 1950s.