Sadao Watanabe Japanese Signed Framed Katazome "Mary Visiting Elizabeth"


Mary Visiting Elizabeth

Sadao Watanabe
Limited edition stencil print on hand made paper.
Signed and dated 1968 at lower right.
Numbered 29/50 at lower left.

Sadao Watanabe, (1913-1996) was a Japanese artist best known for his prints that meld biblical imagery with the traditional Japanese folk art known as mingei. Watanabe's work portrays the Christian gospel with a distinctive use of crumpled wet paper mixed with mineral pigments suspended in soy milk, known as katazome. This edition is numbered 20/100 and signed and dated lower right.

Frame measures: 24.25 x 28 x 1.25"