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The last great master of the Japanese woodblock was Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858). In the Japan of his day, Hiroshige's landscape prints fostered a new and far-reaching appreciation for nature in art. In the West, his work influenced such artists as Whistler, Cezanne, and Gauguin. Born in the shogun's capital of Edo (now Tokyo), Hiroshige lost his parents at a young age. Even so, he relinquished the security of his hereditary position as fire warden, and soon after began to study the art of the woodblock print ( ukiyo-e ) ...

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Hiroshige: Japan's Great Landscape Artist 1997, Kodansha, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9784770021212

Trade paperback

Hiroshige: Japan's Great Landscape Artist 1992, Kodansha

ISBN-13: 9784770016584

Hardcover