Collection Exhibition: Shozaburo Watanabe— The Splendor of Shin-Hanga Printmaking
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This exhibition is a retrospective of the work of Shozaburo Watanabe, who produced of nearly all the prints by Hasui Kawase. (Kawase’s prints are featured in the “Hasui Kawase 139th Anniversary” exhibition). Among the 72 works on display, special attention is paid to Watanabe’s more experimental prints created before the Great Kanto Earthquake.
Watanabe’s print shop still exists. It is now run by Shoichiro Watanabe, a third-generation printmaker who has carried on in Shozaburo Watanabe’s tradition and cooperated with all aspects of the Kawase exhibition. The prints from the museum collection on display in this show can be thought of as telling the prehistory of Kawase’s prints. When viewed with the Kawase’s works, the restored color prints produced by Shozaburo Watanabe offer insights into how the two artists differed, revealing the special charms of traditional woodblock printmaking.
[Image: Fritz Capelari “Girl Holding A Cat” (1925) Chiba City Museum of Art Collection]
from November 26, 2013 to January 19, 2014
Closed 12/2 (Mon), 12/16 (Mon), 12/29 (Sun)–1/3 (Fri), 1/6 (Mon)