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The Big Owl

The Big Owl
by Kawano Kaoru (1916-1965)

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Artist: Kawano Kaoru (1916-1965) 河野薫
Title: The Big Owl
Date 1st edition?1950
Publisher 1st edition?Not Set
Publisher (this edition)?Not Set
Medium (1st edition): Woodblock
Medium (this edition): Woodblock
Format (1st edition): Not Set
Format (this edition): Not Set
DB artwork code: 32237
Notes (1st edition)?
Notes (this edition)?The following information was taken from the original web listing of this artwork. Often written by non-experts, there may be inaccuracies:

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This print was created by Kaoru Kawano (1916-1965) the great artist of sosaku-hanga. Most popular are his prints depicting owls. Here is one of them. “The Big Owl”, published and printed in 1950, print has a red Kawano seal. Signed in pencile Kaoru Kawano over black background. Number 7 printed on verso. This print belongs to artists best prints. With “gouffrage” (embossing) on a owl body. The size 17" by 11 1/4". Fine impression, excellent, fresh colors, bleedthrough and registration. Not trimmed or setdown.

Artist Bio: Kaoru Kawano was a very popular artist for his distinctively styled depictions of figures, especially children. He uses the wood grain patterns to lender the textures and the mood to the works.

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