Shiro Kasamatsu, "Corridor"
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One of the twentieth century's most celebrated woodblock print artists, Shiro Kasamatsu began to publish his own works in the late 1950s like many of his contemporaries in the sosaku-hanga movement. In this design, the sunlight filters through the shoji screens in a traditional Japanese home. An alternate title is inscribed by the artist in the margin, "Patches of Sunlight." A limited edition woodblock print.
Size: Oban (image approx. 9" x 15")
Published by Artist
Condition: Excellent, previous mounting evidence on verso
Frame Shown: 16" x 24" x 1/2", Modern Metal, Walnut
Shiro Kasamatsu (1898-1991) began his artistic career during the shin-hanga period and would go on to produce some of Japan's most recognizable woodblock prints. Starting in second-half of the 20th century, Shiro would go on to carve, print, and publish his own prints, making him an influential artist in the sosaku-hanga movement as well.