ASANO Takeji Gallery

"B. 1900 in Kyoto. Grad. Kyoto City School of Fine Arts and Crafts in 1919 and Kyoto City Specialist School of Painting in 1923. Studied Japanese-style painting with Tsuchida Bakusen. Active in the formation of Kyoto Sosaku-Hangakai in 1929. In 1930 participated with Tokuriki Tomikichiro and Asada Benji in creating the series Creative Prints of Twelve Months in New Kyoto (Sosaku-hanga shin Kyoto junikagetsu) published by Uchida. Also contributed to other series of landscapes in 1930s. Created the self-carved, self-printed series Noted Views in the Kyoto-Osaka Area (Kinki meisho fukei) in 1947. Contributed to Taishu hanga. Associate member of Nihon Hanga Kyokai 1955-1960. Excelled as a carver. Sometimes signed his landscape prints with the kanji "Takeji to" (Takeji carved). His late prints from the 1970s and 1980s are simple, seemingly naive, humorous, and signed T.A. preceded by an apostrophe and the year." --'Guide to Modern Japanese Prints: 1900-1975' by H. Merritt and N. Yamada

Asano ASANO Takeji (1900-1999). "Snow in Kamigamo Shrine, Kyoto"; oban tate-e (14" x 9"). Signed "Asano ga"; dated Showa 28 (1953): first edition. Condition: good to excellent; very slight toning throughout; full margins with "UCHIDA" watermark in lower margin; deckle edges top, left, and bottom; kento notch lower right. SOLD. (#99CZa)
Asano ASANO Takeji (1900-1999). "Tsukubasan jinja (Tsukubasan shrine)"; oban tate-e (13" x 9"). Signed "Asano ga" in LR margin; dated Showa 19 (1944): rare first edition from WWII. Condition: very good; very slight toning throughout; full margins. $275. (#A0CZ)
Asano ASANO Takeji (1900-1999). "Moonlight in Sarusawa pond, Nara"; oban yoko-e (9" x 14"). Signed "Asano ga"; undated: later edition originally published in 1953 by Unsodo Han. Carver: Okura; printer: Shinmi. Condition: very good; two creases in right margin; full margins with Unsodo "Gei" watermark in upper left margin; deckle edges on left and right; kento notch lower left. SOLD. (#A0FQ)
Asano ASANO Takeji (1900-1999). "Drizzling rain in Nijyo castle, Kyoto"; oban tate-e (14" x 9"). Signed "Asano ga"; undated: later edition originally published in 1953 by Unsodo Han. Carver: Okura; printer: Shinmi. Condition: very good; tape residue in middle of left margin verso; full margins with Unsodo "Gei" watermark in lower left margin; deckle edges top and bottom; kento notch lower right. $175. (#A0FV)
Asano ASANO Takeji (1900-1999). "A bamboo in the Shrine"; oban tate-e (14" x 9"). Signed "Asano ga"; dated Showa 28 (1953): first edition published by Unsodo Han. Carver: Okura; printer: Shinmi. Condition: very good; very slight toning throughout; full margins with Unsodo "Gei" watermark in lower left margin; deckle edges top and bottom; kento notch lower right. SOLD. (#A2AG)

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