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Okiie Hashimoto
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Born in 1899 in Tottori prefecture.. Graduated from Tokyo School of Fine Arts (studied painting) in 1924. A member of Japan Print Society and Kokuga-kai. Inspired by Hiratsuka Unichi, Hashimoto began making prints around 1936, a dozen years after graduating from the Tokyo School of Fine Arts where he studied painting. He taught at a girls' secondary school until 1955, when he retired to concentrate on printmaking. Frequently depicting Japanese gardens, Hashimoto's woodblock prints combine flat patterning with dimensional forms in a stately yet modern manner. Volk, Alicia. MADE IN JAPAN The Postwar Creative Print Movement. Milwaukee, Wisconsin: Milwaukee Art Museum in association with University of Washington Press, 2005, pg. 109. (hgs 9/23/08) Note: The date of death, 1933, referenced in Volk's bio on Hashimoto seems to be a typo. According to our records he died in 1993.