Artist of the moment…..Ansei Uchima


Ansei Uchima is a modern printmaker born in Stockton, California in the year 1921. Uchima grew up in Los Angeles, but as his father had desired moved to Tokyo Japan where he would study architecture. World War 2 cut his studies short however. Uchima was a pioneer of the Abstract Expressionist movement.

Uchima studied the Japanese style of printmaking. It was whilst working as a translator for an art collector he became aware of the sosaku hanga movement and immediately set about to start producing his prints entirely by himself.

Uchima was based out of New York City for much of his career.

Uchima enjoyed using a special Japanese paper made by master papermaker I. Iwano.

Ansei Uchima passed away in 2000.

Price range information: Sorry none available.

What a wonderful style of abstract art, especially his works that seem to float on the surface.




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