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Asano,Takeji (1900 - 1999)

Moon Light in Yasaka Pagoda

Medium: Woodblock Print
Date: c. 1980
Size (H x W): 14 x 9.5 (inches)
Publisher: Unsodo
Signature: Takeji hitsu
Condition: Very good color, impression and state


About the artist

Born in Kyoto in 1900, Takeji Asano graduated from Kyoto City School of Fine Arts and Crafts in 1919, followed by Kyoto City Specialist School of Painting in 1923. Though he initially focused on Japanese-style painting and the tutelage of Bakusen Tsuchida, Takeji became an active, founding member of the Kyoto Sosaku-Hangakai in 1929. The following year, he collaborated with Benji Asada and Tomikichiro Tokuriki on the series Creative Prints of Twelve Months in New Kyoto, published by Uchida. Takeji was a talented carver and contributed to many different collaborative and solo series. He was an associate member of Nihon Hanga Kyokai from 1955 to 1960. Takeji's landscape prints may be signed “takeji to” in kanji, while his later humorous prints from the 1970s and 80s are signed with the year and the initials “T.A.”