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Lot 0319
Heading: (1959-1967)
Author: Obata, Chiura
Title: 2 books by Chiura Obata
Place Published: Various places
Publisher:Various publishers
Date Published: 1959-1967


  • Obata, Rokuichi (Sendai City, Tokyo: Tohokoku, 1959) Japanese text, approximately 30pp. 10 x 12.5" Elegantly bound in linen-like material over boards. Color and black-and-white illustrations and 1 photograph.

  • Sumi-e. The Art of Brush-drawing and painting as practiced from Ancient times described (Self-published, [Berkeley/Tokyo] 1967) Original Japanese paper-like boards in Dust Jacket. Numerous illustrations of Obata's own work in color and black-and-white.

Two books from the artist's later period, after his retirement from teaching at UC Berkeley. (See 1937, 1940 and 1947 listings) The first was Obata's tribute to his father, himself a famous artist, commissioned and undoubtedly designed by the son after a popular Japanese exhibition. It is rarely seen in the United States. WorldCat locates no copy in American (or European) institutions.


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Japanese-American artist Chiura Obata, two books from

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