Kiyoshi Saito, "Cat and Kittens"
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Kiyoshi Saito's woodblock prints of cats are some of his most sought after and popular designs. In this quaint and sweet design, a mother cat nurses her kittens and gazes lovingly at them.
Date: c. 1960s
Format: Oban (approx. 10" x 15")
Unnumbered edition, block-signed
Condition: Small tape remnants verso, otherwise excellent
Frame Shown: 16" x 24" x 1/2", Classic Wood, Ebony
Kiyoshi Saito (1907-1997) was a master printmaker who burst into the international art world with a prize at the Sao Paolo Biennial in 1951, thus cementing his legacy as a world renowned Japanese artist. He is considered by many to be one of the 20th century's most important contemporary artists to emerge from Japan in the post-war period.