Kiyoshi Saito: Winter in Aizu with Skiers

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Artist: Saitō Kiyoshi (1907-1997)
Title: Winter in Aizu with Two Skiers
Date: ca. 1960

A figure in striped trousers walks in front of a brown, thatched-roof building that is laden with snow and icicles. Two skiers are seen taking to the roadway at right, and the sky is the color of lead. The charming and rustic atmosphere of Saito’s designs overlay a sophisticated mastery of design and technique. This scene feels timeless and creates nostalgia for an earlier, pre-industrial Japan.

Condition: Excellent impression, color and condition.
Dimensions: 29.5 x 42 cm
Publisher: Self-published
Literature: See Kiyoshi Saito Museum of Art, Yanaizu (1999), number 20.
Seal: artist’s seal “Kiyoshi” in red
Signature: Kiyoshi Saito (in pencil)