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BOY'S DAY

BOY'S DAY
by Kotozuka Eiichi (1906-)

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Artist: Kotozuka Eiichi (1906-) 琴塚英一
Title: BOY'S DAY
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Date 1st edition?Not set
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: 32639
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:

THIS IS A PRINT BY KOTOZUKA EIICHI. IT IS ENTITLED "BOY'S DAY" AND DEPICTS THE COLORFUL FISH BANNERS DISPLAYED ON THIS YEARLY EVENT. (I HAVE HEARD THAT THERE IS A MOVEMENT TO EXPAND THE DAY TO INCLUDE GIRLS!) THE PRINT IS TYPICAL OF KOTOZUKA IN THAT HE FREQUENTLY DOES NOT USE THE "KEY" BLOCK TO PROVIDE A BLACK OUTLINE OF EVERYTHING. THIS GIVES HIS PRINTS THE APPEARANCE OF BEING WATERCOLORS OR CRAYON DRAWINGS. HIS PRINTS ALSO HAVE A "FREEHAND" LOOK ABOUT THEM - THEY DON'T HAVE MANY TRULY STRAIGHT LINES IN THEM. THERE IS NO TONING OR FADING. THE PRINT IS CURRENTLY SHRINKWRAPPED SO THE NAME LABEL YOU SEE IS JUST STUCK TO THE WRAPPING. THE IMAGE SIZE IS 10 3/8" x 15 1/2". THE PAPER SIZE IS 11 3/4" x 17 1/4".

Artist Bio: KOTOZUKA, EIICHI was born in Osaka in 1906. He studied at the Kyoto Specialist School of Painting and in the late 1940s was one of the four artists who founded a co-operative publishing company called Koryokusha in an effort to gain an artistic expression free of the major houses. Tokuriki, Tobei and Tasaburo were the other three involved. He has created quite a number of woodblocks covering unique scenes of Japanese tradition, flowers, landscapes and wildlife. He was a member of the Seiryusha Group of Liberal Artists and Died in 1979.

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