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YOSHITOSHI MORI       Japan   1898 - 1992

Yoshitoshi Mori was a Japanese artist who specialized in kappazuri stencil prints before turning to woodblock prints later in his career. It was not until the 1950s that Yoshitoshi began creating works on paper, quickly becoming known as one of the key artists of the sosaku hanga movement. His prints are rare and expensive, found in major museums like the Tokyo Museum of Modern Art, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts Prints. Mori was for a member of the mingei folk craft movement and had an incredible energy in his later years, exhibiting regularly in Japan and abroad in numerous art shows. In 1984, Yoshitoshi Mori was awarded an honorary doctorate by Maryland University. His colorful works generally depict scenes from the kabuki theatre, or subjects related to folk traditions and festivals. Mori often placed his figures in somewhat contorted and dynamic positions, using earthy colours  rendered with a simplicity that manages to denote great energy and movement.


Yoshitoshi MORI Japan

Confessions of Yorimasa 1973

Woodblock and Stencil 21/50

400 x 500 image size

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