The Kura - Japanese Art Treasures

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Yano Tetsuzan Taisho p. Autumn Silk Landscape Scroll


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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Paintings: Pre 1930: Item # 1431902

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A superb Landscape by Yano Tetsuzan dated the second month of 1924 enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The arched rooves of Chinese style pavilions rise in the placed waters under th shelter of precipitous verdant cliffs, trees in fall colors in the foreground setting the stage. Above a long verse in Kanshi signed Tetsuzan. Ink and pigment on silk in a dark blue-green satin border with ivory rollers (the rollers will be changed for export). The scroll is 54 x 193 cm (21-1/2 76 inches) and in overall excellent condition.
Yano Tetsuzan (1894-1975) was an important Nanga artist born in Ehime, a nephew (although nearly the same age) of also important artist Yano Kyoson. He studied under Komura Suiun from 1912 in Tokyo before moving to Osaka in 1918 where he studied under Tomioka Tessai while enrolled at the Osaka Art School. In 1920 he was first accepted into the Teiten national exhibition where he would later be often awarded. In 1921 he helped in the foundation of the Nihon Nanga-in art society. In many ways throughout the pre-war years he worked to modernize the Nanga genre, culminating in 1939 when, along with the aforementioned Kyoson, he would found the Kankonsha Salon to showcase modern Nanga. He would serve as a juror for the Shin-bunten and Nitten (where he had accumulated an astonishing 10 awards). He was also awarded at the Nangain-ten (first prize n 1921). He received the Osaka Prefectural Geijutsu-sho Artisan Award in 1953, as well as the Shijuhosho (Order of Cultural Merit with Purple Ribbon) in 1971. In his final years he helped to establish the Nihon Suiboku-ga Kyokai (Japanese Ink Painters Society). His 1942 work “Waves” is held in the National Museum of Modern Art in Tokyo.