Ito Shinsui (1898 - 1972)
38.1 x 44.6cm (image)
A clean print with strong colours, in generally excellent condition. Framed in a thin, black gloss. The price also includes professional packing and recorded delivery at £25.00. To ask about collecting this artwork, please contact us on 0191 261 4465.
Born in Tokyo, Ito Shinsui studied Japanese painting and began designing woodblock prints for the publisher Watanabe Shozaburo in 1916, with whom he collaborated until 1960. He is best known for his lovely shin hanga images of beautiful women. These elegant and refined beauties are drawn with graceful line work and softly colored backgrounds. Recognized for his artistic achievements, the Japanese government declared Shinsui an "Intangible Cultural Property" in 1952, and he received the "Order of the Rising Sun" in 1970.