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Large Japanese Woodblock Print by Hideo Hagiwara

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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Woodblock Prints: Pre 1920: Item # 1278189
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Large Japanese woodblock print by renowned artist Hideo Hagiwara (1913-2007). Studied at the Tokyo school of Fine Arts, where he graduated at the Oil Painting Section in 1938. While still there he attended Un'ichi Hiratsuka's extracurricular woodblock printing course, and in the same year he became quality controller at the Takamizawa Woodblock Print Company. He was conscripted into the army in 1943. In 1945 he had lost his house, his atelier and nearly all his early works. Around 1950 he had sufficiently recovered to start painting again. At the same time he started making Sōsaku Hanga, both figurative and abstract prints. He was known as a constant innovator and he was generally considered one of the best post-WWII Sōsaku Hanga artists. Titled Fantasy in Red, # 16/50 in its series, dated 1962 and signed in pencil. Framed. Size: (entire frame) 44" height, 33.5" width (artwork only) 34.5" height, 24" width