About Face: Male Portraits in 20th Century Japanese Prints
***PLEASE NOTE, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED. NEW DATE IS TBA***
Modern Japanese prints are known the world over for stunning portraits of women. The male portrait, though not often examined, was also of concern to top 20th-century woodblock print artists. This seminar will explore the depth and variety of the male image in both Sosaku Hanga and Shin Hanga traditions.
About the Speaker:
Elias Martin is the founder and director of Collecting Japanese Prints. He is a member of the Ukiyo-e Dealers Association of Japan. As a dealer, curator to private clients, collector, and educator with over 20 years of professional experience, Elias has helped build important private collections and has placed works at notable public institutions. He is passionate about educating both his clients and the public on the fine art of woodblock prints in the Ukiyo-e, Shin Hanga, and Sosaku Hanga traditions, as well as on Japanese post-war painting. He has a special place in his heart for Sosaku Hanga (creative prints) and has personally amassed one of the world’s foremost collections.
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