Saito Kiyoshi - Woodblock

<font color="000000">Saito Kiyoshi</font> - Woodblock
Saito Kiyoshi (1907-1997), was a print maker in Japan. In 1938, he issued his first prints in his now famous "Winter in Aizu" series. Saito was one of the first Japanese printmaking artists to have won at the São Paulo Biennale in 1951. Saito's early works depict villages populated with local Japanese with a high degree of realism and three-dimensionality. His more mature works merge modern elements with Japanese tradition. His prints feature architecture and plant life flattened in two-dimensionality.