Onchi Koshiro (1891–1955) was a leader and innovator of the sosaku hanga (creative print) movement that revolutionized Japanese printmaking before and after World War II, bringing it to the level of international acclaim. He was a pioneer in producing abstract designs, many of which sprang from his love for poetry, and felt that it was only through abstraction that he could purely express his thoughts in print. Thanks to Oliver Statler and other early collectors of Onchi’s works, the Art Institute boasts a significant group of Onchi’s abstract prints, most of which were produced in extremely limited editions.
Onchi Koshiro. Form No. 15: Things Moving, 1952. Gift of Oliver H. Statler.
2 days 15 hours ago The Art Institute of Chicago "Real painters understand with a brush in their hand."
Happy birthday to the trailblazing artist Berthe Morisot, a core member of the Impressionists and the only woman to be exhibited in seven of the eight Impressionist group exhibitions between 1874 and 1886.
See two paintings by Berthe Morisot, now on view in Gallery 201.
Image: Berthe Morisot. Woman at Her Toilette, 1875/80. Stickney Fund.
3 days 8 hours ago The Art Institute of Chicago John Singer Sargent’s portraits have captivated audiences for over a century. ARTicle takes a closer look at his work, on the week of the American Impressionist’s birthday.