Kawarazaki Shodo – Gladiolus

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Additional information

Artist

Shodo, Kawarazaki

Condition

(B) Fine Condition

Date

1940s-1950s

Edition

First Edition

Movement

Shin-hanga

Publisher

Unsodo

Size

Oban (10"x15")

Subjects

Plants & Flowers

A first edition “Gladiolus” by Kawarazaki Shodo.

Shodo is undoubtedly known for his botanical prints, which he produced post-war Japan in the 1950’s. These botanical prints were all published by Unsodo, where Shodo was working as CEO. These botanical prints put Shodo on the map as an artist on a global scale.

The Woodblock Print

The print is in “good” condition; strong colors, no creases. Discoloration in the margins and some minor discoloration from where the non-acid free original matting was overlapping part of the image.

About the Artist

Kawarazaki Shodo was born in 1889 and worked as a painter and print designer of flower subjects from Kyoto, mostly for the publisher Unsodo who has been active until today. Many of the woodblock prints were published in the 1950s when there was a strong demand for handmade Japanese woodblock prints by the American occupation forces.