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Japanese Woodblock Print, 1970s, self published, sealed in the lower margin by Iwao Akiyama.

SIZE IN INCHES: chugan, 8.5 x 11.5 inches

IWAO AKIYAMA (1921-2014) was born in a small village in Oita prefecture. At the age of eight he received drawing lessons by a Buddhist monk, later graduating from the school of Taiheiyogakai in 1956. Trained in oil painting, the young artist turned to woodblock printmaking when he met Shiko Munakata. Akiyama studied with him from 1959 to 1965. The influence of his master on his style is evident.

The artist is famous for creating woodcut images of both animals and human figures, usually rendered in a somewhat whimsical and naive-seeming fashion. Another hallmark is the use of relatively coarse folk-papers which reveal bits of brown bark from the mulberry bush. Often, Akiyama evokes innocence and playfulness in his designs.

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    Iwao Akiyama: Village Woman 1970s Woodblock

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