Complete Set of 2 nos of postage stamps on the Modern Paintings of Japan :
Issued 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.
(A) The Sarasvati (property of the Munakata Block Print Museum)
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