Modern Japanese Art Series XIV

Complete Set of 2 nos of postage stamps on the Modern Japanese Arts :

1499-modern-japanese-art-issue-the-sarasvati-by-shiko-munakata-japan-stamp-19821500-modern-japanese-art-issue-saltim-banque-by-seiji-togo-japan-stamp-1982Issued by Japan

Issued on Nov 24, 1982

Issued for : Two 60 yen postage stamps were issued on November 24, 1982, as No. 14 of the Modern Japanese Art Series.

Picture :

(A) The Sarasvati (property of the Munakata Block Print Museum)

Shiko Munakata (1903-1975), born in Aomori, came up to Tokyo in 1924 and studied block print under Unichi Hiratsuka.

He won many prizes and awards at various exhibitions both at home and abroad, including the Lugano International Exhibition of Block Prints of 1952 and the Venice Biennale which awarded him with the grand-prix in block prints. The Japanese Government award him with a Culture Order in 1970.

“The Sarasvati” was produced in 1974.

(B) Saltimbanque (property of the Tokyo National Museum of Modern Art)

Seiji Togo (1897-1978), born in Kagoshima, obtained the Nika Prize at the 3rd Nika Exhibition in 1916 with “The Woman with a Parasol”.

After World War II, he reconstructed the Nika Group and took active part in the group activities, assuming the chairmanship in 1961.

“Saltimbanque” was one of 23 works which he produced during his stay in Europe exhibited at the 15th Nika Exhibition of 1928 and was awarded with a prize.

Colour : Multicolour

Type : Stamps, Postal Used

Denomination : 60 Yen each

Stamp Size : (A) 48.0 x 30.0 mm & (B) 48.0 x 27.0 mm

Stamps Printed : 28,000,000

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