Kiyoshi SAITO

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Persimmon Tree in Aizu (23), woodcut by Kiyoshi SAITOPersimmon Tree in Aizu (23)
Winter in Aizu (91) Kitaura Street, Bange, woodcut by Kiyoshi SAITOWinter in Aizu (91) Kitaura Street, Bange
Winter in Aizu (103) Asamata, woodcut by Kiyoshi SAITOWinter in Aizu (103) Asamata
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Biography of Kiyoshi SAITO

Portrait of Kiyoshi SAITO1907 - Japanese print maker Kiyoshi SAITO was born in Fukushima Prefecture.
1931 - Came to Tokyo and started studying oil painting by himself.
1932 - Awarded his first prize at the 9th Hakujitsukaiten Exhibition.
1936 - Created woodcut print for the first time after being inspired by Sotaro Yasui. Awarded at the 5th exhibition of the Japan Print Association.
1940 - Produced the first work of "Winter in Aizu" series.
1949 - Recommended and became a member of Kokugakai.
1957 - Awarded at the 2nd Ljubljana Internafional Biennale.
1981 - Received the fourth class of the Order of the Sacred Treasure.
1995 - Designated a Person of Cultural Merit.
1997 - His private museum the Kiyoshi Saito Museum of Art was opened. Kiyoshi SAITO passed away at the age of 90.

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