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Ito Shinsui
20th century Shin-hanga Painter, Printmaker
Japanese, (1898–1972)
Started working in drawing department of a Tokyo printing company at age 12. Studied with Kaburagi Kiyokata. His landscapes inspired Kawase Hasui. Made Collection of Modern Beauties, Twelve Views of Oshima, Three Views of Mt. Fuji. 1952 his woodblock designing skill was designated an Intangible Cultural Property and a special commemorative moku-hanga entitled Tresses was issued. Appointed to Japan Art Academy 1958; awarded Order of the Rising Sun 1970.

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