Artist of the moment…..Kawanishi Hide


Kawanishi Hide was a wonderful Japanese printmaker. Kawanishi Hide was born in Kobe, Japan in the year 1894. Hide even produced a series on variation locations in the city.

Some recurring themes for Hide include the circus and portraits.

The artist was influenced by the Art Deco movement. Hide was a self taught artist.

Hide began as an oil painter, but switched to printmaking after seeing some wonderful prints in person.

Before turning to art Hide was a postal worker. His family was wealthy and owned shipping companies and as coincidence would have it, a private post office. The company was the Post Net of its day.  This business was bought by the government and Hide became a government employee.

Kawanishi Hide passed away in 1965.

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