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Kaoru Kawano – Girl and Dove

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A very sweet image by Kaoru Kawano of a young girl kneeling holding a white dove in her arm.

The Woodblock Print

This large oban-sized woodblock is in very good condition; margins intact, a relatively clean verso, strong colors, mica prevalent within the black ink. Clean margins and a clean verso with the artist’s watermark in the lower corner.

About the Artist

Kaoru Kawano was a Japanese printmaker who worked during the Showa period (河野薫, 1926-1989). Born in Hokkaido in 1916, Kawano studied at Kawabata Art School during the 1930s. He gained an international his reputation through successful solo exhibitions in North America and elsewhere. His prints frequently depict children and animals, combining Western-style elements with the tradition of woodblock printmaking. Kawano’s works are also appreciated for the way in which they incorporate the woodgrain of the block into the design.

Artist

Kawano, Kaoru

Condition

(A) Very Fine Condition

Date

1940s-1950s

Movement

Sosaku hanga

Publisher

Self published

Size

Large Oban (11.5"x17")

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