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Japanese Woodblock Print of Buddha by Munakata

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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Woodblock Prints: Pre 1970: Item # 1250657
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Japanese print of a seated Buddha by the artist Shiko Munakata (1903-1975). A member of the sosaku-hanga movement and the mingei folk arts movement in Japan. As a young artist, Munakata was influenced by Vincent Van Gogh and studied oil painting. Later he was inspired by Buddhist religious imagery which became the main subject matter of many of his prints. Munakata's house and most of his woodblocks were destroyed in the American firebombing of Tokyo in 1945. This print is signed and stamped with his seal. It is print number 12 of 30 made. Total size" 12" high x 9 1/2" wide