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Artist of the moment…….Yoshishige Saito

Yoshishige Saito was a Japanese painter and printmaker renowned for his abstract work and also his three dimensional works. Yoshishige Saito was born in the year 1904 in  Tokyo, Japan.

In 1936 he won his first art prize in a competition.

He burst onto the international art scene in the early 1960s after some very positive reviews at the  Guggenheim Exhibition and the Sao Paulo, Brazil Biennial.

Yoshishige Saito was also a professor at the collegiate level teaching at Tama Art University.

Price range information: The artist worked in many mediums so prices very dramatically. Saito with aluminum, plastic, oils, woods, lacquer, and etchings. Prices range from $5,000 to to $162,000 for a work sold at Sotheby’s.

Yoshishige Saito passed away in 2001 at the age of 97 years of age.

I enjoy this artist who was a leader in the abstract art movement of his country.