Saturday, March 21, 2009

Chihiro Iwasaki

Hello again. Today I would like to introduce to you one of my favourite watercolour painters. Born in the winter of 1918 in Fukui Prefecture of Japan, Chihiro Iwasaki was a talented artist who began to study her art at the young age of 14. She became an accomplished artist as well as a book and magazine illustrator. I believe there are two museums dedicated to her art - one in the location where her house once stood in Tokyo (Tokyo Chihiro Bijutsukan) and the other in Azumino, Nagano Prefecture (Azumino Chihiro Bijutsukan) where I try to visit each time my family and I journey back to Japan to visit my in-laws.

Chihiro had an amazing ability to capture the beauty and innocence of childhood through sweet simplicity. Here are a few of my favourites:

Images from top to bottom:

"A girl staring at a moving truck" 1970

"Girl in green wind" 1972

"Baby and tulip"

Sorry, I can't seem to find this title

"Mermaid Princess" 1967

"The girl drawing" 1970

"Bird on the seashore" 1972

"Muddy boy" 1970

For more information on Chihiro Iwasaki:

Images Copyright of Chihiro Art Museum

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