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Title

On the evil soldiers


Artist

AKIYAMA Iwao

Japan

1921 - 2014


About

Akiyama Iwao was born in a small village in the South of Japan, in Oita prefecture on Kyushu Island. When he was 8 years old, he received drawing lessons from a Buddhist monk. Later he attended and graduated from the school of Taiheiyôgakai in 1956. Originally trained in oil painting, the young artist turned to woodblock printmaking when he met Munakata Shikô (1903-1975), one of the most influential exponents of the Mingei movement. Akiyama studied with him from 1959 to 1965. The influence of his master on his style is evident. This collage belongs to Akiyama's early works, which are rather rare today.

Asian Art Department, AGNSW, 2008.


Details


Alternative title

Aku no hyoeitachi no koto - Kassenfu


Place where the work was made

Japan


Date

Dec 1966


Media category

Collage


Materials used

paper collage, gouache and carbon ink


Edition

1/1


Dimensions

62.4 x 47.6 cm


Signature & date

Signed upper c., pencil Iwao [in Japanese] AKIYAMA [in Roman letters], Shôwa 41-nen 12-gatsu [Dec. 1966]


Credit

Gift of John Yu and George Soutter 2008


Location

Not on display


Accession number

206.2008


Artist information

AKIYAMA Iwao

Works in the collection

9


Place

Where the work was made
Japan