Japanese Woodblock Prints

The Missionaries


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Artist: Wantanabe, Sadao (1913-1996)
Title: The Missionaries
Date: C.1980
Numbered: 49/100
Size: 19.75 x 26.5 inches
Condition: Mint, Never framed

Sadao Wantanabe was born and grew up in Tokyo. He was a Japanese printmaker in the 20th Century.
Wantanabe was famous for his biblical prints rendered int he mingei (folk art) tradition of Japan.
The subject matter of Wantanabe’s prints is exclusively the gospel. Influenced by Buddhist figure prints, he placed biblical subjects in Japanese context.