condition: time staining. pinpoint foxmarks.
Reika Iwami was born in 1927 and graduated from the Tokyo Bunka Gakuin Art College. She pursued the art of doll-making and doll-carving for eleven years, before becoming a printmaker in 1954. Iwami is a rarity among woman woodblock artists in her avoidance of color. Solid, pure blacks are blended with finely textured grays and some metallic gold or silver. Large full moons often dominate her prints, with rocketlike gold thrusts piercing them in bold curves.
British Museum ,Yale University Art Gallery, Museum of Modern Art New York , Cincinnati Art Museum, University of Oregon, Rockefeller Foundation, Library of Congress, Washington University of California, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Yokohama Museum of Art, Japan.
70 x 51.5cm(sheet), signed and numbered in pencil. limited edition 50. unframed.