Seasonal Set of Oil Paintings(4 )This set of original oil paintings represent the four seasons in Japan, which is very much akin to our seasons in the United States, as our seasons align. This beautiful set was purchased directly from Shintaro at a street fair by one of our servicemen while stationed in Japan in the late 1940s. Each painting is unique and depicts a vibrant mountainous landscape, some with people at various chores or activities, trees in bloom, water flowing in each scene and an overall joyous presentation, each a one-of-a-kind work of art. Each is expertly rendered with wonderful color and design. They are signed in Shintaro's Roman name 'SHIN'. These oil paintings are expertly framed, nice and tight in their wood frames stained in a walnut color, with a gold tone beading accent on the interior of the frame window. Each canvas measures 12.5" x 9.25", and the frames measure 14.5" x 10.25". They are in original condition with just normal handling wear. Shipping will be based upon your zip code. If questions, please ask.
Shintaro Takehisa (1886-1957) Shintaro was a native of Nagano prefecture. He graduated from Tokyo School of Fine Arts in 1913, then moved to Kyoto. Focused on woodblock printmaking from 1928-1940, he was an important figure in the creative print movement in Kyoto and western Japan. He was a member of Nihon Hanga Kyokai from 1932 and exhibited at the prestigious 'Teiten' exhibitions. He taught at Nara Normal School and in Kyoto in the 1920s. He contributed to exhibitions at Tsuge in 1933, Shin Hanga in 1935, Han Geijutsu, Kitsutsuki in 1931, and One Hundred Views of New Japan (Shin Nihon Hyakkei) in 1939. He created woodblocks early in his career, and also painted in watercolor and oils in the 1940s-50s.
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