The Blue Hill Bay Gallery Opens for “Birds of Yoshiharu Kimura”

Standing Cranes, 1981, 18 x 11 in.

 

 

The Blue Hill Bay Gallery opens this spring with an exhibition of Japanese woodblock prints, entitled: Birds of Yoshiharu Kimura showing June 1 to June 20.

 

Cranes in Flight, 1973, 15 x 24 in.

 

Yoshiharu Kimura was born in Tokyo in 1934. He gained widespread recognition in Japan and Internationally from 1957 when he won first prize for his work at the Nihon Banga-in Exhibition. His innovative style combines the traditional Japanese subjects of birds and flowers with a colorful pallette inspired by Klimt and the artists of the Art Nouveau movement. His woodblock prints are considered among the finest examples of mid-20th century Japanese woodblock art.

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