Koshiro ONCHI
Born in Tokyo in 1891. Was influenced by Yumeji Takehisa's works. Studied oil painting and sculpture at Tokyo School of Art. But left the school before graduation. Published an illustrated book of poems "Tsukuhae" with Shizuo Fujimori and Kyosuke Tanaka in 1914. Designed and drew illustrations for a book of poems by Sakutaro Hagiwara "Bark at moon" in 1917.

In 1928, the book design for "Hakusyu Kitahara Complete Works" established him as a book designer in Japan. Left a major mark on the Japanese art history as a pioneer of abstract art and a leader of printmakers in Japan. Also published excellent illustrated books such as "Voluptuous flight", "A fairy tale of the sea", "A book of natural history" and "Insects, Fishes and shells". Died at the age of 63 in 1955.


"Title lost"
1918 (Printed later by Kunio Onchi (1999))
Woodblock
Image size: 12.0x8.2cm
Sheet size: 19.8x13.9cm
P.P.
Embossed Kunio Onchi on the bottom right.
Stickered by Onchi Modelling Studio

"Human Figure: Girl from 'Poem and Print' Vol.11"
1925 (Printed later)
Woodblock
18.9x13.1cm

"Pipe (tentative)"
Woodblock
14.1x6.8cm

"Chinese Scenery"
1939
Watercolor
18.0x23.5cm
Certificate by Kunio Onchi attached

"Title lost (Author with Strict Character)"
1915
Conte on Paper
17.0x15.0cm
Certificate by Kunio Onchi attached.

"White Flower"
1943
Woodblock, Multicolor
37.0x26.0cm
*Raisonne No. 229 (Keisho-sha)

"Bathing"
1929
Woodblock, Multicolor
Image size: 21.4x14.8cm
Sheet size: 25.8x17.5cm
*Raisonne No. 125 (Keisho-sha)

"Insects"
1935
Woodblock
36.0x31.0cm
*Raisonne No. 176 (Keisho-sha)

"April"
1925
Woodblock
17.8x19.3cm

"Tree Trunks and Blue Sky"
1930
Woodblock
13.0x18.6cm


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