Masao Ido (Japanese, born 1945), 'The Golden Pavilion' in Kyoto. Masao Ido was born in North-East China in 1945 then moved to Japan in 1946 where he has lived ever since. He studied in Kyoto with Yoshida, Koho and Otsubo Shigechika and by 1984 was a Teacher of Seiji Sano. Masao Ido is one of the most highly regarded of contemporary woodblock artists and has worked in many museums, including the New York Modern Art Museum, the Boston Art Museum, the Kyoto and Tokyo National Museum and the Florence Municipal Museum. He has an extremely individual form of expression and an amazing skill with perspective and form.This hanga style woodblock, c 1980, depicts the 'Golden Pavillion' in a wonderful snow scene, with Pines laden with snow, and the pavillion's reflection seen in the river below. It has very nice color, with good saturation, and it is signed with the Artist's seal in the lower right corner. This snow scene print is an original woodblock print, unframed, small format, measuring 5.75" by 7" wide. It is in excellent original condition.
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