OHTSU KAZUYUKI

Woodblock. Born 1935, Gunma Prefecture. Became Saito Kiyoshi’s assistant 1958. Saito is considered one of the finest woodblock artists of the twentieth century.

During his time with Saito Kiyoshi, Ohtsu has two major exhibitions, but it was not until Saito passed away in 1997 that Ohtsu became his own artist. He has held many one-man exhibitions throughout Japan since then. Although Ohtsu’s works are somewhat reminiscent of Saito’s prints, in particular the snow scenes of rural Japan, Ohtsu has been developing his own appealing imagery of serene settings. Ohtsu’s prints bear witness not only to the long tradition of woodblock printmaking in Japan, but with over forty years’ experience in this medium, to his own superlative technical skills.

OHTSU KAZUYUKI:  Red Camellia
Title: Red Camellia
Date: 2003
Medium: Woodblock
Edition: 75
Image size: 43 x 31cm
OHTSU KAZUYUKI:  Hydrangeas in Kamakura 
Title: Hydrangeas in Kamakura  - SOLD OUT
Date: 2008
Medium:  Woodblock
Edition: 100
Image size: 38 x 53cm
OHTSU KAZUYUKI:  Fuyu Kazaru (Winter Decoration) 
Title: Fuyu Kazaru (Winter Decoration) 
Date: 2008
Medium:  Woodblock
Edition: 100
Image size: 53 x 38cm
OHTSU KAZUYUKI:  Garden in Snow 
Title: Garden in Snow  - SOLD OUT
Date: 2010
Medium:  Woodblock
Edition: 100
Image size: 38 x 52cm
OHTSU KAZUYUKI:  Mount Choukai on a Fine Day 
Title: Mount Choukai on a Fine Day  - SOLD OUT
Date: 2013
Medium:  Woodblock
Edition: 100
Image size: 38 x 53cm
OHTSU KAZUYUKI:  Winter River 
Title: Winter River 
Date: 2013
Medium:  Woodblock
Edition: 100
Image size: 38 x 50cm
OHTSU KAZUYUKI: Autumn Colours in Meigetsu-In
Title: Autumn Colours in Meigetsu-In - SOLD OUT
Date: 2007
Medium:  Woodblock
Edition: 100
Image size: 38 x 53cm
OHTSU KAZUYUKI: Bamboo Tree in Summer
Title: Bamboo Tree in Summer
Date: 2011
Medium: Woodblock
Edition: 100
Image size: 38 x 58cm
OHTSU KAZUYUKI: Elegance of Flowers
Title: Elegance of Flowers
Date: 2015
Medium: Woodblock
Edition: 100
Image size: 53 x 38cm
OHTSU KAZUYUKI: Summer Sunflower
Title: Summer Sunflower
Date: 2012
Medium: Woodblock
Edition: 100
Image size: 38 x 53cm
OHTSU KAZUYUKI: The Persimmons Prevail
Title: The Persimmons Prevail
Date: 2016
Medium: Woodblock
Edition: 111
Image size: 38 x 49cm