Transcending Reality: The Woodcuts of Kosaka Gajin


  • Cincinnati Art Museum 953 Eden Park Drive Cincinnati, OH, 45202 United States

Image: Kōsaka Gajin (Japanese, b.1887, d.1953), Darkness Over, circa 1950, woodcut, The Howard and Caroline Porter Collection, 1986.1436

The Cincinnati Art Museum’s Howard and Caroline Porter Collection is the largest repository of the woodcuts of Kosaka Gajin outside the family in Tokyo, Japan. This exhibition celebrates his prints capturing the beauty of Japan’s landscape and architectural monuments in a way that is totally modern in its individualized expression, not unlike the era’s action painting in the West. This exhibition of his later woodcuts will be the first solo exhibition of the artist’s work in the United States.

Ticketed – free for members.