Katsuyuki Nishijima – Spring in Kutsuki

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Additional information

Artist

Nishijima, Katsuyuki

Condition

(A+) Excellent Condition

Date

1980s+

Edition

Limited, Numbered

Movement

Sosaku hanga

Publisher

Self published

Size

Large Oban (11.5"x17")

Subjects

Landscape, Plants & Flowers

A farmhouse with thatched roof is seen through the branches of purple magnolia in the spring time.  This print is pencil signed and numbered 51/500.

The Woodblock Print

This woodblock has a printed image of an oversized oban with lots of margin and is in excellent condition. Vibrant colors, no discolorations or fading, clean and intact margins, clean verso.

About the Artist

Katsuyuki Nishijima was born in 1945 in Yamaguchi Prefecture. He began studying woodblock printing with Mikumo publishing house in Kyoto at the age of 19. Early in his career he experimented with stencil dyeing and various forms of printing before focusing on woodblock printmaking in the Sosaku Hanga or “creative print” style.

Katsuyuki Nishijima’s work is popular and accessible, portraying a romantic, traditional vision of Japan: old buildings with umbrellas, rain, snow and wind, and even a contemporary take on the series “Sixty-Nine Stations of the Kisokaido” by Hiroshige. His mastery of intriguing angles and the intricate play of light and color in his work distinguish Nishijima among Japanese contemporary woodblock print artists.