Re: Please Help me ID this Woodblock Pri


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Posted by Guy Pepermans (84.197.53.216) on November 17, 2020 at 10:19:26:

In Reply to: Please Help me ID this Woodblock Print posted by Steve Price on November 17, 2020 at 06:02:35:

The artist is Okada Yoshio (岡田嘉夫, 1937). This design 'Yoarashi' (よあらし - Night Storm) was an illustation of the picture book 'Okada Yoshio Onna ezoshi' (岡田嘉夫おんな絵草紙 - Okada Yoshio's Picture book of women) published in 1974. The illustrations were based on gouache drawings of mostly sultry females, rendered in Okada's unique style. It appears that only this design of the picture book was turned into a woodblock print.

Okada Yoshio's work is scarce and very sought after, especially the two other woodblock prints 'Surfer girl' and 'Evening heat' (Yoru no ase) published in a limited edition of 100 copies also in 1974.

More info can be found here (your print there is titled 'Cold Wind'):
https://japaneseprintmaking.com/okada-yoshio/

Guy.


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