Masao Ido (Japanese, 1945-2016)
Woodblock print on paper
Signed to the lower right, dated to the lower center
Artist’s chop to the lower right
Masao Ido was born in Manchuria, China in 1945, moving to Japan at 3 years old where he lived and worked until his death in 2016. Originally working with dyes, Masao switched to woodblock print making in 1972, sticking with the medium throughout the rest of his career. His work, who’s distinct style focuses on portraying traditional scenes of serenity within a modern world, swiftly attained acclaim and is today held in a number of private collections and museums including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Library of Congress, DC.
- frame suffers light scratches to the edges; small spot of foxing to the lower left.
- measures frame, visible image measures 19.5"W X 14"H.