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ITO MANYO (1921-1970)
ITO MANYO (1921-1970)
ITO MANYO (1921-1970)
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ITO MANYO (1921-1970)

Beauties and Flowers

ITO MANYO (1921-1970) Beauties and Flowers Signed Manyo and sealed Pair of two-panel screens; ink and color on paper 59 ¾ x 81 1/8 in. (151.8 x 206.1 cm.) each

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Ito Manyo is the second son of Ito Shinsui (1898-1972), who could represent Japanese Art in the Showa Period. Following his father’s instruction, Ito Manyo become a prestigious artist specialized in portraits, birds and flowers. Manyo’s Dance received the Prime Minister of Japan Award in 1967, and his Onna received the Japan Art Academy Award in the following year. The pursuit of extreme beauty is a common character among his creations.

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