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HASUI, Kawase (1883 - 1957), Painter, engraver

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
HASUI, Kawase (1883 - 1957), Painter, engraver

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Japanese, 20th century, male.

Born 1883; died 1957.

Painter, engraver. Landscapes.

Hasui Kawase was a famously prolific Shin-hanga (New Engraving) artist, who worked mostly for Watanabe Shozaburo producing idyllic scenes of traditional Japanese landscapes and buildings. He was fascinated by the changing seasons. His images hardly ever have human beings in them, giving them either a tranquil or an eerie air, depending on the viewer’s perspective.

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