YAMAGUCHI Susumu

(Japan 1897 – 1983)

Kamikôchi, from the series New hundred views of Japan

Location
Not on display
Further information

This series of prints is a unique set of prints in two ways: at least thirty contemporary artists collaborated in a single series of landscape prints, depicting both famous places & scenery of modern urban life. This series is a product of the Creative Print Movement, a modern movement in printmaking which began early in the 20th century by artists who designed, blockcut & printed their own work with a clear intention of creating works of art as opposed to `surimono', reproductions. Due to the intensification of WWII, publication of the series was stopped by the Japanese authorities who feared that the interior of Japan would become known to its enemies.

Place of origin
Japan
Period
Japan: Shôwa period 1926–1988
Year
1938-1939
Media
Print
Medium
colour woodcut
Dimensions
22.7 x 30.4 cm image; 24.8 x 32.2 cm mount
Signature & date
Signed l.l., in Japanese, ink [incised on block] "Yamaguchi Susumu". Not dated.
Credit
Yasuko Myer Bequest Fund 1997
Accession number
8.1997.30