ONCHI KSHIR – PIONEER OF ABSTRACT EXPRESSION – TAASA Review September 2016
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This article was originally found in the September 2016 edition of TAASA Review (Volume 25, Issue 3, Page 10).
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Chiaki Ajioka E arlier this year, the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo (MOMAT) held an exhibition of Onchi Kshir (1891-1955), one of the most creative modern Japanese artists.
Onchi is known as the foremost leader and theorist of Japanese modernist prints known as ssaku hanga (creative prints) which emerged at the beginning of the 20th century (Ajioka 2000: 9-13).
Onchi was a printmaker, poet and musician, who made a living from book design...