All by Myself:
Japanese Creative Prints
September 16, 2020–September 19, 2021
The long tradition of exquisite printmaking in Japan is due, in part, to the division of labor, having different specialists handle each stage of the printmaking process: designing, carving and printing. However, in the early twentieth century certain print artists began doing everything themselves, producing what were known as sosaku-hanga, or “creative prints,” which are highly individual expressions in both style and subject matter. This exhibition will present examples from several artists working within the sosaku-hanga movement, including recent acquisitions.
Image: Munakata Shikō (Japanese, 1903-1975), Homage, before 1952, woodblock print, ink and brushed pigments on paper. Gift of Charles H. Elam in memory of Charles Milton Elam, 1964.33