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Title

Signal (A)

1962

Artist

Saitō Kiyoshi

Japan

1907 - 1997

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  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Japan
    Date
    1962
    Media category
    Print
    Materials used
    woodblock print, colour on paper
    Edition
    28/150
    Dimensions
    60.2 x 44.5 cm image; 63.2 x 48.4 cm sheet
    Credit
    Gift of John Yu and George Soutter 2008
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    205.2008
    Artist information
    Saitō Kiyoshi

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  • About

    Saitô Kiyoshi was born in Sakamoto, Fukushima prefecture. He studied Western-style painting at the Hongô Painting Institute and exhibited his oil paintings with various art groups and societies. After having a print accepted by the Kokugakai ("National Picture Association"), Saitô began to seriously pursue printmaking. After steadily gaining recognition, he won first prize in 1951 at the Sao Paulo, Brazil international biennale exhibition. Saitô admired Piet Mondrian, and some of his views of buildings and temples seem to display that influence in their simplified forms. Saitô's prints have been especially popular in the west, although his works are appreciated in Japan as well. The focus of this print, which is mainly absorbed in different shades of black ink, is the red signal lamp that regulates the various rail tracks at an intersection.

    Asian Art Department, AGNSW, June 2008.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Japan

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