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63. Kawai Kenji (1908-1996)
Modern
Seichô - Calm sea
Signed: Kenshi
Seals: Kenshi
Technique: colours on paper 38.8 x 51
Mounting: bronze fabric and beige damask
137 x 66.3
Box: signed double
Condition: some light foxing at the top of the mounting, otherwise very good

Kenji was born in Kyoto. After his graduation from art school in Kyoto, he studied at the Chenchosha under Nishimura Goun (1877-1938) and Yamaguchi Kayō (1899-1984). Kenji was awarded many prizes at the Bunten and the Nitten. Received the Kyoto Prefectural Cultural Award for distinguished service.
Since 1953 he served as a member of the Nitten Board of Trustees and was a general manager of Shinchôsha exhibitions (An organisation of 71 pupils of Nishimura Goun).

Reference:
Aburai p. 127

Price: EUR 900 / USD 1,066