Stencil Print. Born 1898. Died 1992. Tokyo. Graduated from the Kawabata Art School.
Permanent Collections include: Art Institute of Chicago, Barcelona Art Museum, Berlin National Museum, The British Museum, Detroit Institute of Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, New York, National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Museum of Modern Art, Kamakura,Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Mori is a master of the stencil print, or kappa-zuri, a printing process used for centuries by textile dyers in Japan. He studied under Yanagi Soetsu and Serizawa Keisuke, two renowned artists of folk art and stencil. He was a member of the Japan Print Association and the Japan Artists Association. In his prints and paintings Mori depicts the traits and sensibilities of the common folk of Old Edo or Old Tokyo, with their festivals and theatre performances, craftsmen and women of the demi-monde. Other favourite themes were the classic stories of The Tale of Genji and The Tale of Heike. There are fearsome warriors, often on startled-looking horses, and unadorned, unaffected artisans, kabuki actors in all sorts of poses, and women in even more interesting poses.
We are delighted to be able to bring to you below a rare masterpiece, one of Moris most famous prints, The Tiger Killer.