Ansei Uchima

Sosaku Hanga Woodblock Print Artist

Japanese/American (1921-2000)

Ansei Uchima is a Japanese artist specializing in

woodblock prints which combine Eastern and Western art forms. Originally born in California in 1921, he didn’t move to Japan until he was 19. He went to school and studied traditional Japanese printmaking, as well as painting. It wasn’t until after World War II that he was introduced to creative print movement or, sosaku hanga, when working as a translator for an American print collector, Oliver Statler.

Selected Works

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Between Silences by Ansei Uchima

Between Silences by Ansei Uchima (Japan, 1921-2000). Japanese woodcut print in 5 colors. Pencil signed, titled and dated by the artist. Dated 1967. Limited edition numbered 31 of 200.

Size: 10 1/2" h x 14 1/2'' w (image), 17 11/16" h in x 23 3/4" w (paper) 
Condition: Very good. Discoloration to top right of sheet. Slight bend to bottom right of sheet.

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Summer Stream by Ansei Uchima

Summer Stream by Ansei Uchima (American/Japanese, 1921 - 2000). Japanese woodblock print. Penci titled “Summer Stream”. Signed and dated in the lower right by, Ansei Uchima 1962. Limited edition numbered 196 out of 200 and there is a blind stamp in the upper left corner.

Size: 17 ¼” h by 22” w (image), 18 7/8” h by 23 5/8” w (framed)
Condition: Good condition. Slight toning. Framed.