Ito, Nizaburo 1905-2001
Itō Nisaburō 伊藤仁三郎 (1905-2001)1
His post-WWII painting has been described as exhibiting the "uninhibited brushwork of zen painting, followed by a period when he was influenced by surrealism..." In the mid-1960s he was to create works inspired by Tibetan Buddhism and his work was to increasingly display an "esoteric, mystical tone."
The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto lists 152 of his works as part of their collection3 and in 2005 the Chikkyō Art Museum (Kasaoka City) held a retrospective of his 80-year painting career.
A Few of the Artist's Prints
Ariyama Hot Springs,
Cherry Blossom at Omuro,
1 Note that Merritt in Guide to Modern Japanese Woodblock Prints: 1900-1975, gives the artist's birth and death years as 1910-1988. The years 1905-2001 are given by the National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto and by the Chikkyō Art Museum which held an exhibition of his work in 2005.
Samples of Signatures and Seals of the Artist
Prints in Collection
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