Domoto Insho


(Maiko no zu)

signed Insho and sealed at lower left, Insho, seal below signature unread, seal on the right undread, published by Kyoto Hanga-In, ca. 1950

dai oban tate-e 18 1/2 by 13 3/8 in., 47 by 34 cm

Domoto Insho was a Kyoto-based artist who was recognized as an innovative nihonga painter. As a young man, Insho studied design, earning a degree from the Kyoto City School of Arts and Crafts and embarking on a career designing patterns for traditional textiles. He returned to school from 1918 to 1924, attending the Kyoto City Specialist School of Painting which he supplemented with private lessons from the nihonga artist Nishiyama Suisho (1879-1958). In 1919 he had a painting accepted at the first government-sponsored TEITEN exhibition. He was admitted to subsequent TEITEN and other exhibitions where his work was frequently recognized with awards. In 1944 at the age of fifty-three he became a member of the Imperial Art Academy (Teishutsu Gigeiin), and in 1950 he became a member of the Japan Art Academy (Geijutsuin). In 1961 he received the Order of Merit (Kunsho) and in 1966 he opened the Domoto Insho museum opened in Kyoto.

Lawrence Smith, Modern Japanese Prints 1912-1989, 1994, p. 22 (artist's biography)
(inv. no. C-1844)

price: $400


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