"B. 1928 Minnesota of non-Japanese heritage. Grad. 1952 Minneapolis School of Art. Lived in japan much of his adult life. Active as a painter in oils, watercolor, and sumi before taking up mokuhan in the early 1960s. Member of Nihon Hanga Kyokai. Also exhibited in solo hanga exhibitions from 1964. Karhu Print Collection (karhu hangashu) published by Unsodo in 1975. Prints often depict scenes of typically Japanese buildings with strong pattern and color. Although his orientation is traditional, he has mastered the arts of carving and printing rather than relying completely on artisans as ukiyo-e artists did" --'Guide to Modern Japanese Prints: 1900-1975' by H. Merritt and N. Yamada

Entire print with notch and signature LL:

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Detail with title and publisher in left margin:

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