Seal: Shotei

Medium

From the warm glow spilling out of windows at night, to the pinks and yellows of the sun rising behind Mt. Fuji, Takahashi Shotei's landscapes revel in the beauty of Japan. Born in Tokyo, Shotei (高橋松亭) received his early artistic training from his uncle, Matsumoto Fuko. In the 1921, he changed his artist's name to Hiroaki, but occasionally used the name Komei as well. Shotei was a productive artist, creating around five hundred designs by the time he was fifty. In 1923 much of his work was destroyed by the fire that raged in the aftermath of the Great Kanto earthquake. Despite this tragedy, Shotei continued printmaking, producing approximately two hundred and fifty prints before his death 1945. His prints focus on the Japanese landscape and are regarded as pivotal in “new print” art movement (shin hanga). Shotei's prints continue to be enormously popular today and are collected worldwide.

Selected exhibitions
2020
Scholten Japanese Art at IFPDA Fine Art Print Fair Online Spring 2020Scholten Japanese Art
New Perspective: Shin Hanga BeautiesRonin Gallery
2015
Forever and a DayRonin Gallery
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Mt. Fuji in Mist, ca. 1932

Japanese woodblock print
7 × 15 in
17.8 × 38.1 cm
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Location
New York

Seal: Shotei

Medium

From the warm glow spilling out of windows at night, to the pinks and yellows of the sun rising behind Mt. Fuji, Takahashi Shotei's landscapes revel in the beauty of Japan. Born in Tokyo, Shotei (高橋松亭) received his early artistic training from his uncle, Matsumoto Fuko. In the 1921, he changed his artist's name to Hiroaki, but occasionally used the name Komei as well. Shotei was a productive artist, creating around five hundred designs by the time he was fifty. In 1923 much of his work was destroyed by the fire that raged in the aftermath of the Great Kanto earthquake. Despite this tragedy, Shotei continued printmaking, producing approximately two hundred and fifty prints before his death 1945. His prints focus on the Japanese landscape and are regarded as pivotal in “new print” art movement (shin hanga). Shotei's prints continue to be enormously popular today and are collected worldwide.

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