Jun'ichiro Sekino, (1914-1988)

Izaka, Anabara

a snowy landscape woodblock print with mica highlights, signed and dated in pencil Junichiro Sekino 1947 with artist's red seal Jun, numbered 10/30

41.2 by 30.2 cm

Sekino was from Aomori, the hometown of Munakata, who he knew from his youth as "charismatic painter a few years his senior" (Merritt, 1992, p. 133). Sekino studied various types of printmaking with different artists, most notably with Onchi Koshiro (1891-1955), an early leader in the sosaku hanga movement, who is sometimes cited as a teacher (more likely an influential friend) of Munakata.

Sekino exhibited with the Nihon Hanga Kyokai (Japan Print Association) from 1932, during the same period that Munakata was a member, and joined the organization in 1938 (the year Munakata left). They were both members of Kokugakai (National Picture Association) which established a print section in 1931. Munakata was a member from 1932 to 1953; Sekino from 1940.



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