Masaharu Aoyama (1893-1969, Japanese)

Masaharu Aoyama (1893-1969, Japanese) studied ink painting at the Tokyo School of Fine Arts and then worked at the Imperial Household Museum until 1939. Aoyama participated in the Sosaku Hanga movement and produced woodblock prints.  He exhibited these prints in 1936 at Teiten and Nihon Sosaku-Hanga yokai. He is also known as Aoyama Seiji or “Ao”.

His black cat prints are in a unique style and charmingly capture cats in typical behaviors.

 

Aoyama Masaharu Black Cat

 

 

 

Masaharu Aoyama, Cat

 

 

 

Showa era (1926-1989), circa 1950-1960 Aoyama Masaharu

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cat Kitten Masaharu Aoyama

 

 

 

 

 

Chat tenant une grenouille estampe attribuée à Aoyama Seizan

 

 

Want to know more about the cat in art, history and literature? Then Revered and Reviled is the book for you. Now available on Amazon in both paperback and Kindle formats. 

 

Revered and Reviled: A Complete History of the Domestic Cat, cat history, cats

 

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