Re: Jun'ichiro Sekino

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Posted by Philippe Callier on December 10, 1998 at 05:06:36:

In Reply to: Jun'ichiro Sekino posted by Lars Bourne on December 09, 1998 at 03:57:16:

: Hi:
: Does anyone have information on the printmaker Jun'ichiro Sekino? I was fortunate enough when I was attending the University of Oregon in the late 50's to take a couple of classes from him. He was a most gracious fellow and had a lot of knowledge that I didn't get enough of but I really liked his printing techniques and block carving abilities.


Your teacher is recognized as one of the great Japanes printmakers of this century. You can find information on him in many books: Helen Merritt, "Modern Japanese Prints" (University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu, 1990, pp. 239-242, which includes a portrait of him by fellow artist Takahama Kyoshi); Statler, "Modern Japanese Prints" (Tuttle, Rutland, Vermont & Tokyo, 1956, pp. 63-69, with several black and white prints, and one in color); Tolman, "Collecting Modern Japanese Prints", Tuttle, 1994, pp. 42, 138-139, 238); and the two catalogues by Lawrence Smith on Modern Japanese Prints in the British Museum, 1983 and 1994. Junichiro Sekino was born in Aomori (like Munakata)in 1914, and passed away in 1988. He is famous for his portraits, but his output shows a lot of variety in topics. According to these sources, he taught at the University of Oregon in 1963, and again in 1969. Where you student there in 1963 ?

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