Skip to content

Collection

All

Search

Asian art

View More:


Title

Signal (A)

1962


Artist

SAITÔ Kiyoshi

Japan

1907 - 1997


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.


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

SAITÔ Kiyoshi

Works in the collection

5


Place

Where the work was made
Japan