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.
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