Shinoda Toko (born 1913) Dated 1968
Lot 454
Shinoda Toko (born 1913) Dated 1968
Sold for £8,750 (US$ 14,509) inc. premium
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Shinoda Toko (born 1913) Dated 1968 Shinoda Toko (born 1913) Dated 1968 Shinoda Toko (born 1913) Dated 1968
Lot Details
Shinoda Toko (born 1913)
Dated 1968
Painted in ink and slight colour on silver-leafed canvas, an abstract design rendered with varying sumi brush strokes, signed with seal To; the reverse titled, dated, and signed in English by the artist AFTER THE RAIN, Toko Shinoda, 1968, and titled and signed in Japanese Hareru (Clearing sky), Shinoda Toko. 64.3cm x 124cm (25 3/8in x 48 7/8in), mounted within a wood frame.

Footnotes

  • AFTER THE RAIN(額装) 篠田桃紅筆  キャンバス墨画着色 1968年

    Shinoda was born in Manchuria where her father managed a tobacco factory. Two years later, her family returned to Japan. Influenced by her father's love of sumi painting, calligraphy and Chinese poetry, Shinoda practiced calligraphy since she was six. Her works merges traditional calligraphy with modern abstract expression.

    During an interview in 1983, 'Time' magazine noted that "her trail-blazing accomplishments are analogous to Picasso's". Shinoda's works have been exhibited in the Hague National Museum, the Art Institute of Chicago, Cincinnati Art Museum and other leading museums in the world.

    Shinoda travelled throughout the United States from 1956 to 1958. During this time her works were bought by Charles Laughton and John Lewis of the Modern Jazz Quartet. Shinoda also became involved in the Abstract Expressionist movement of the time.
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