Undated photo of the artist
Nishimura Goun 西村五雲 (1877-1938)
BIOGRAPHYSource: Guide to Modern Japanese Woodblock Prints: 1900-1975, Helen Merritt, University of Hawaii Press, 1992, p. 110; Nihonga, Transcending the Past: Japanese-Style Painting, 1868-1968, Ellen P. Conant, et. al., Weatherhill, 1995 and miscellaneous sources.
Primarily a painter, woodblocks were a minor part of his oeuvre. The Kyoto publisher, Unsōdō Publishing, issued a number of prints in shikishiban format either designed by Nishimura or copied from his paintings, two of which are shown below.
Sample Signatures and Seals of the Artist
Signatures and Seals appearing on Woodblock Prints
Signatures and Seals appearing on Paintings
Prints in Collection
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