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Kaoru Kawano, Japanese, (1916–1965)
Untitled (Female Portrait), n. d.
Ink on Paper
8 7/8 in. x 11 1/2 in. (22.54 cm x 29.21 cm)

Object Type: Print
Technique: Wood-block Printing
Period: Showa (Japan, 1926-1989)
Credit Line: Gift of Ruth LeMaster
Accession Number: 2002.4.5

Kaoru Kawano is a Sosaku Hanga artist famous for his images of children. Pieces like this, with their bold graphic minimalism, are some of his most successful.

Colored ink woodblock print, printed on white paper.

Object Description
Contemporary Japanese woodblock print of an image of the left side of a girl in olive green ink; her right side is covered by a white drapery. The girl is against a black background, and there are surrounding random figures in a lighter tone.

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