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Seven Masters: 20th-Century Japanese Woodblock Prints from the Wells Collection

Seven Masters focuses on seven artists who played a significant role in the development of early 20th-century shin hanga, the new print, and are noteworthy representatives of this movement. Drawing from the collection of Ellen and Fred Wells at the Minneapolis Institute of Art, it features the spectacular beauty portraits of Hashiguchi Goyō (1880–1921), Itō Shinsui (1898–1972), Yamakawa Shūhō (1898–1944), and Torii Kotondo (1900–1976), the striking actors of Yamamura Toyonari/Kōka (1886–1942) and Natori Shunsen (1886–1960), as well as the evocative landscapes of Kawase Hasui (1883–1957). It is accompanied by a richly illustrated book with more than 300 images.
Relevant research areas: East Asia, 20th Century, Relief printing

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