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Shimizu Kosho | Painting

Shimizu Kosho | Painting


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In 1975 Shimizu Kosho was chosen Abbot
of Todai-ji Temple in Nara. He remained
in this position for only a rather short
time, resigning in 1981.

For the remaining nearly twenty years of
his life, Shimizu Kosho was dedicated to
the life of an artist: He became a prolific
and “eccentric†painter, calligrapher and
figurative potter. Un-like most artist-monks,
he did not limit himself to painting in black
ink, but enjoyed a full range of colors. His
writing and painting styles are what may be
described as obsessively impulsive.

Shimizu Kosho (1911-1999)
Ink and color on paper
91.8 x 29.8 cm (36 x 11 3/4 in.)
Mounting 182.5 x 42.5 cm (71 3/4 x 16 3/4 in.)
Original box (tomobako)
Minor foxing to paper