Paul Jacoulet (1896-1960) Une Averse A Metalanim Ponape... Est Carolines, Adverse weather at Metalanim, Pohnpei woodblock print framed under glass with pencil signature and "mandarin duck" seal to bottom left and "Une Averse A Metalanim Ponape... Est Carolines" to bottom right of image; measures approximately 25-1/4" x 20-5/16" with frame and has a sight image of approximately 18-1/8" x 14-3/16"; has not been examined out of frame but there appears to be some foxing to upper left margin. Paul Jacoulet was born in Paris in 1896. From the age of 4 he lived in Japan. His father worked at the Tokyo University as a teacher. The young child Paul was of poor health. But he developed good skills for drawing, music and languages. He spoke Japanese, French and English fluently. At the age of eleven he began painting. Paul Jacoulet's creative period was 1939-1960. Jacoulet is considered one of the few western artists to have mastered the art of woodblock printing sufficiently to be recognized in Japan. His works are almost all of people, either portraits or full body images capturing some background details. He has had a number of exhibits in the years since his death including two at the Pacific Asia Museum in Pasadena (1983 and 1990), the Yokohama Art Museum (1996 and 2003), the Riccar Museum in Tokyo (1982), and the Isla Center for the Arts on Guam (1992 and 2006).