Kaoru Kawano Woodblock Print "Child and Butterfly"

This charming woodblock print of a young girl and butterfly is a quintessential example of Kaoru Kawano’s artistry.  Kawano was noted for his highly textured abstract representations of children, birds and plants.  In many of his prints, he used the patterns from the woodgrain of his carved blocks as a key element for both the background and body of his subjects, providing depth and texture to his designs.  

Kaoru Kawano worked with woodblock, silkscreen and other printing techniques. He was a prolific exhibitor in Japan, and participated in many international competitions and solo exhibitions as well. Unlike many of the more traditional woodcut designers, Kawano carved the blocks and printed his own impressions.

Circa: 1950s

Medium:​ Woodblock Print, Signed and sealed in image

Materials: ​Ink, Mica, Paper

Origin: Japan

Artist: Kaoru Kawano (1916 – 1965), Japan

Condition: Excellent

Dimensions: 17" L x 13" W

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