Inagaki Tomoo 稲垣知雄 ながとろ (1902-1980)
Sources: Modern Japanese Prints 1912-1989, Lawrence Smith, British Museum Press, 1994, p. 25; Modern Japanese Prints: An Art Reborn, Oliver Statler, Charles E. Tuttle Company, 1956, p. 164-165; Guide to Modern Japanese Woodblock Prints: 1900-1975, Helen Merritt, University of Hawaii Press, 1992, p. 41; website of John Fiorillo https://www.viewingjapaneseprints.net/texts/sosaku_hanga/inagaki_tomoo.html [accessed 11-26-23] and as footnoted.
The artist in 19031
Cat Making-Up, 1955
Best known for his stylized modernist prints of cats, the first of which date to 1951, Tomoo’s earlier works included landscapes, townscapes and still life, examples of which are shown below.
1953 Comments on the Artist by Onchi Kōshirō
1 Modern Boy, Modern Girl: Modernity in Japanese Art, 1910-1935, Ajioka Chiaki, Jackie Menzies, et al, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 1998, p. 152.
Samples of Signatures and Seals of the Artist
Prints in Collection
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