This page contains the work of Modern Japanese artists who are deceased, no longer producing work or whom we do not directly represent.
For abstract and modern prints by gallery represented artists, please visit the Contemporary Department.
For Japanese prints created before 1868, click here for the Anqtique Japanese Prints page.
|Kaburagi Kiyokata||Tsukioka Kogyo|
|Kwase Hasui||Imao Keinen||Kaoru Kawano||Akira Kurosaki|
|Sadao Watanabe||Hiroshi Yoshida||Toshi Yoshida|
The Meiji Period (1868-1912) is the 45-year division of Japanese history that directly followed the Edo Period. The Meiji Period was a time of profound transformation, during which Japan went from being virtually sealed off from outside influence to emerging as a dominant global economic power.
It was during the Meiji Period that Japanese and European art began to influence each other. European painters such as Van Gogh and Manet collected <em>ukiyo-e</em> prints and cultivated an obsession with Eastern art that came to be known as Japonisme, informing a generation of Art Noveau designers with pictorial techniques borrowed from Japan. Meanwhile, a newfound interest in Westernization and the ability to import a wider range of pigments transformed the character and quality of the Japanese prints produced during this time.Recent AcquisitionsAdditional 20th century Japanese PrintsAdditional Meiji Period Prints (1868-1912)Decorative Work and Paper Stencils