Obata: Large Sumi-e Sketch of a Horse. (Sold)
Artist: Chiura Obata
Title: Large Sumi-e Sketch of a Horse.
Following his internment during WWII, Obata chose to focus on sumi painting. He had many students over the decades, and one could guess that rather quick brush paintings like this one were done as demonstration during one of his many classes. His brush is eerily unerring; few can relate so much information with such economy. This is from a group of about ten such brush sketches; most are signed, but some lack his signature. This is a rather unusual rendering of a horse, done from the back 3/4 view. He often gifted works like these to students.