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Konishi Seiichirō (b. 1919)

Prints in Collection


Childhood Days
Childhood Days, 1960
IHL Cat. #2556

Childhood Days
Childhood Days, 1960
IHL Cat. #2557

 
Mount Daisen, Northern Slope

 
Hirosawa Pond, Saga
Hirosawa Pond, Saga, undated
IHL Cat. #1337


Pontochō Through Street II
IHL Cat. #1433


Buddhist Temple (Winter)
IHL Cat. #1680

Biographical Data

Biography

Konishi Seiichirō  小西誠一郎 (b. 1919) 
Sources: Guide to Modern Japanese Woodblock Prints: 1900-1975, Helen Merritt, University of Hawaii Press, 1992, p. 119 and as footnoted.
Born in Kyoto in 1919, Konishi Seiichirō studied oilpainting and design under the Western-style painter Igaki Kahei (1892-1970).  A self-taught printartist, Konishi carved and printed his own work in the sosakuhanga (creative print) style.  Thereis no record of his prints being formally exhibited until 1951, when heexhibited at the Kyoto Print Society (Kyoto Hanga Kyōkai). He went on to exhibit at the JapanWoodblock Print Academy (Nihon Hanga-in or Banga-in), the New ProductionAssociation (Shin Seisaku Kyōkai), the Independent Fine Art Association(Dokuritsu Bijutsu Kyōkai) and at various one-man and groupshows both in Japan and abroad.  It isreported that he come under the tutelage of the great sosaku hanga printmaker Munakata Shikō (1903-1975) in the1950s.

“He uses strong forms and contrasts, but he also works entirely with color blocks, so without key-block lines. He also does figure studies, and here too he sometimes uses an unusual perspective.”1

The most recent print of the artist I have seen is dated 1983 and I have not been able to determine if the artist is still alive as of February 2016.

 
Women Sewing, 1956

 
Childhood Days, 1960

Still Life with Yellow Flowers
(
Kiiroi Hana no aru Seibutsu), 1961  


   Ink Stick Store in Nara
(
Nara no Choka, Sumi no Mise), 1967
 
Twilight at Enoshima, Kamakura, 1967

A view of the village Byakugoji
 (
Byakugoji mura fuke), 1971 

Tree Shadows (Juei), 1983


Examples of Artist's Signatures and Seals 
 
小西誠一郎
Konishi Seiichirō

 
小西誠一郎
Konishi Seiichirō

"sei" seal
 

"sei" seal


"sei" seal

 


 自刻 
self-carved, self-printed
(appears on most of the artist's prints)

 

"Konishi" with unread seal
 


 

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創版会 First edition
stamped seal appearing on many of the artist's prints


last revision:
8/12/2021