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Hiroshige: Japan's Great Landscape Artist


The last great master of the Japanese woodblock was Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858). In the Japan of his day, Hiroshige's landscape prints fostered a new and far-reaching appreciation for nature in art. In the West, his work influenced such artists as Whistler, Cezanne, and Gauguin. Born in the shogun's capital of Edo (now Tokyo), Hiroshige lost his parents at a young age. Even so, he relinquished the security of his hereditary position as fire warden, and soon after began to study the art of the woodblock print ( ukiyo-e ) ...

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Hiroshige: Japan's Great Landscape Artist
1997, Kodansha, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9784770021212

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Hiroshige: Japan's Great Landscape Artist
1992, Kodansha

ISBN-13: 9784770016584


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