Umetaro Azechi (Japanese 1902-1999) Signed Woodblock print. Circa 1971. "Carrying a Bird" pencil signed by artist.

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Umetaro Azechi
(Japanese 1902-1999)
Original Woodblock Print
signed by Artist
"Carrying a Bird"

Measures :
20” x 15.5” framed
14” x 10” inside frame

Excellent and Vivid
some slight age darkening on border. Not examined outside of frame.
Signed in pencil “ U. Azechi “

An avid mountaineer, Umetaro Azechi is best known for his mountain scene prints.
Born to farmers in Uwajima, Ehime prefecture, Umetaro Azechi came from humble beginnings. As a young man he secured a job at a government printing company in Tokyo, where he soon developed a curiosity in printmaking. Pursuing his newfound interest, Azechi introduced himself to Unichi Hiratsuka, an established artist of the time, and became a member of the Sosaku Hanga print movement. Overtime, he gained access to exhibitions, met other artists, and honed his own skills, eventually participating in major print biennials in Sao Paulo, Tokyo and Lugano.
Artworks of Azechi can be found in the collections of Achenbach Foundation in San Francisco, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts and The British Museum in London.

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