Sosaku Hanga: Creative Prints

Sosaku-hanga (“creative prints”) artists carved and printed their own works, which departed from the classical tradition of printmaking as a collaborative effort between artist, publisher, printer, and carver. Left to their own creative and technical skills, many sosaku-hanga artists gained fame and recognition in modern international art markets. Prints produced from this movement reflect a range of forms from the abstract to realist, and also include a broad range of mediums beyond traditional woodblock printing. Some shin-hanga period artists also produced prints within this genre.

 

Notable Sosaku-Hanga Artists

Saito Kiyoshi (1907-1997)
Hoshi Joichi (1913-1979)
Kasamatsu Shiro (1898-1991)
Tanaka Ryohei (1933 - )
Haku Maki (1924-2000)
Junichiro Sekino (1914-1988)
Hajime Namiki (1947 - ) 
Katsuyuki Nishijima (1945 - )


Collection Highlights

Top (L to R): Hoshi Joichi, Junichiro Sekino, Shiro Kasamatsu (also produced shin-hanga prints); Bottom (L to R): Kiyoshi Saito, Katsuyuki Nishijima; Header: Kazuyuki Ohtsu
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