Yozo Hamaguchi

1909, Hirogawa, Japan – 2000, Tokyo, Japan


Parisian Roofs, 1956

Mezotint on paper, 38 x 29 cm

Edition: a.p.; inscription b.l. esai; b.r. Hamaguchi

Acquisition: Gift by the artist

Reference: 00187



Yozo Hamaguchi (April 5, 1909 – December 25, 2000) was a Japanese copper printmaker who specialized in mezzotint and was responsible for its resurgence as a printmaking medium in the mid-20th century. Hamaguchi’s prints are distinguished for their careful attention to detail of boldly hued animals and objects contrasted against a velvety black background. The corpus of Hamaguchi’s prints are focused on the still life genre.

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