SHIRO TAKAGI Japanese Original Woodcut of Winter Scene SIGNED 192 / 200

This is for a lovely
Shiro Takagi
Wood Block / woodcut
Japanese Artist
Scene is Japanese with figure walking up a snowy street
His work is exhibited in the British Museum and sold Worldwide. He was an accomplished artist with many book references and his work is stunning
Bio of artist Takagi Shirō 高木志朗 (1934-1998)
The artist, born in Hirosaki in Aomori Prefecture, attended Musashino College of Fine Arts in Tokyo but left in 1958 because of “academic disciplines which bore no relation to the artist’s ideals… [and] the nonexistence of a print faculty.” (Petit) He studied moku hanga (woodblock prints) with Amano Kunihiro (b. 1929), but is largely self-taught.
Takagi exhibited with the Nihon Hanga Kyokai and the Kokugakai artist societies and was a member of the Nihon Hanga Kyokai from 1961. His work was in numerous international competitions and he won awards from the Japan Print Association in 1960 and the Sao Paulo Biennnale in 1967.
In commenting on the artist’s work the woodblock artist and critic Gaston Petit writes: “With the world of art spread before him, he sought a purely Japanese identification…. His patient self-training has guided him in measuring the full dimensions of a print and of all those qualities which coalesce to make it a work of art.” Collections (Partial List)
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