Handsome view of snow blanketing the street and rooftops in Kurama, shaded in tones of gray to add dimension. Beautiful geometric interplay between the strong black horizontals and verticals of the buildings and the softer, undulating shapes of the snow masses. A great limited edition design.
- C. Karhu in pencil in bottom margin, dated "87"
Born in Minnesota, Clifton Karhu lived and worked in Japan for more than fifty years, becoming one of the most important western artists working in the medium of traditional Japanese woodblock prints. Karhu served in Japan as a soldier in the U.S. Army, studying at the Minneapolis School of Art before returning to Japan permanently in the early 1950s. Karhu's coloful images of Japan, mostly of Kyoto where he lived, are lively designs celebrating the beauty and wonder of Japan and its ancient culture. His jewel-like colors, bold line work, and lyrical patterns create a vibrant portrait of his adopted country. Karhu exhibited widely, both in Japan and internationally, and his work can be seen in museums such as the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.
Clifton Karhu (1927 - 2007)
12" x 12"
This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Slight tape remnants on reverse at top and bottom center edges from artist's original mounting. Slight toning, a few spots. Please see photos for details. Good overall.