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Gajin Kosaka
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Born in Kyoto, went to live in Tokyo 1907, began making woodcuts in 1922 and showed at Japan Creative Print Society exhibitions, later also at Kokuga-kai exhibitions. One man shows 1950 in Los Angeles and 1952 in Paris; memorial exhibition traveled in Europe and America 1956. See Kodansha vol. II, plates 55, 56 In 1931 Kosaki was hired by the ministry of education as an advisor on art pedagogy. When his printmaking oeuvre was destroyed during air raids on Tokyo in 1945, he relocated to Sendai in northern Honshu. Here he developed a late style created by blurring effects of moistened paper. Kosaka's biography was included in Volk, Alicia. MADE IN JAPAN The Postwar Creative Print Movement. Milwaukee, Wisconsin: Milwaukee Art Museum in association with Univerity of Washington Press, 2005, page 111. (hgs 4/21/09)