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Title

Study of Human Body No.7

(1924)


Artist

ONCHI Kôshirô

Japan

1891 - 1955


About

Onchi Kôshiro is arguably the most important printmaker in modern Japan and the first Japanese artist to work in abstract expression with his 'Bright hours' made in 1915. An art student who admired works by Takehisa Yumeji, Onchi first emerged as a printmaker with 'Tsukuhae', a magazine of prints and poetry with Tanaka Kyôkichi and Fujimori Shizuo in 1914. The magazine ceased in 1915 with Tanaka's death, but it marked a major step in the Creative Print Movement (Sôsaku Hanga Undô) which had begun during the first decade of the 20th century by artists who took up the print as means of self expression rather than as means of reproduction of images. In this context, the magazine marked the beginning of the expression of emotional and psychological anxiety in the creative print movement. Onchi pursued his interest in abstract expression whilst continuing to produce figurative works.


Details


Place where the work was made

Japan


Date

(1924)


Media category

Print


Materials used

colour woodcut


Dimensions

32.9 x 23.7 cm


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Yasuko Myer Bequest Fund 1998


Location

Not on display


Accession number

246.1998


Artist information

ONCHI Kôshirô

Works in the collection

9


Place

Where the work was made
Japan

Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


Referenced in 2 publications

Bibliography


AJIOKA, Hanga: Japanese creative prints, '1930s-1950s: Consolidation of Hanga and the individualists', pg. 70-98, Sydney, 2000, 88 (colour illus.), 103, 110. cat.no. 4.10

Editor Unknown (Editor), Onchi Koshiro Hangashu, Tokyo, 1975, 94 (illus.). cat.no. 94