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Japanese, 20th century, male.

Born 1899, in Tottori Prefecture; died 1993.

Painter, engraver. Architectural views.

Sosaku Hanga.

First Thursday Society.

Hashimoto Okiie worked with Unichi Hiratuska and graduated from the fine arts university in Tokyo in 1924. He taught there and at the first girls’ school in Tokyo until ...

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Japanese, 20th century, male.

Born 1895, in Matsue (Shimane Prefecture); died 1997.

Painter, engraver (wood). Religious subjects, nudes.

Sosaku Hanga.

The grandson of an architect and son of a carpenter, Hiratsuka graduated from Matsue Commercial School before studying Western painting with Ishii Hakutei and Umehara Ryuzaburo and woodblock printing with Igami Bonkotsu. He exhibited woodblock prints in the ...

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Japanese, 20th century, male.

Born 1925, in Saitama Prefecture.

Engraver, draughtsman. Prints (woodblock).

Mori entered the department of graphic art at the Tokyo college of arts and trades, then turned to architecture and gained his diploma in 1944. He practises wood engraving and drawing. He took part in exhibitions organised by the association of independent artists and the Japanese academy of engraving and modern art, in which he won a prize in ...