BATTA narrates Aphorism. Original etchings and aphorisms by Tamiji Edition.

KITAGAWA , Tamiji [signed limited edition]
Limited to 1,000 copies. Not signed but Kitagawa's photograph (age 76) loosely inserted with presentation in Spanish (Al Amigo Thorstein Tamiji 76 years old). to back.Cloth backed, landscape format in original stapled slipcase with paper on-lay to all sides. Minor tearing to slipcase edges, with yellowing to on-lay. Minor yellowing to edges internally. Unpaginated. With some 30 colour (some litho) reproductions of the artist's work and similar of text two of which are signed 'Tamiji' in pencil. ; Not signed but Kitagawa's photograph (age 76) loosely inserted with presentation in Spanish to back. A Japanese painter born in Shizuoka, he took part in the movement of the twenties and thirties known as the "Mexican Renaissance". He had moved to Mexico in 1923, becoming friends with artists such as David SIQUEIROS and Diego RIVERA. He studied art at the Art Students League in New York then moved to Mexico City in 1921. He was a pupil of the Open Air School of Painting -the teaching project promoted by the painter Alfredo Ramos Mart?nez -inspired by "Plein air". Kitagawa assimilated and adopted the pictorial methods of the schools of Tlalpan and Taxco, the last of which he founded and directed until he returned to his homeland in 1936. In Japan, he introduced the Mexican style of depicting landscape and people, at the same time enriching it with local traditions such as the Ukiyoe. This brought him prestige and recognition as a Japanese painter. In the fifties he returned to Mexico briefly and came under new influences, mainly from the artist Rufino Tamayo whose work he admired, studied and incorporated into his unique Mexican-Japanese style.; 60 pages; Signed by Author & Illustrator
Book ID 33001
Pages Edition First Edition
Date 1974 Cover Type Hardback
Condition Very Good
Publisher Tokyo UNAC
Price: £500.00
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