Japanese print of a woman holding a calligraphy paint brush, by Shiko Munakata (1903-1975). A zen Buddhist, he worked in oil painting, then woodblock printing, calligraphy and ceramics. He is sometimes called the Japanese Picasso because of his prolific multi media creative work. He was part of the sasuka-hanga movement and the mingei, folk art, movement. He is from the northern region of Aomori and incorporated many of those local themes into his art. The text on the back of the image suggests this is a museum issued print, printed 1975.
Dimensions: 11.5″ W x 15.25″ H