Kondo Koichiro | Waterfall

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Kondo Koichiro (1884-1962)
Born in Yamanashi-ken, he entered the Department of Western Painting of the Tokyo School of Fine Arts. Studied under Wada Eisaku and graduated in 1910. Exhibited with the Hakubakai and with the Bunten, receiving favorable notices at the latter in 1914. Meanwhile, worked as a cartoonist for the Yomiuri Shimbun and the Asahi Shimbun. In 1919, having turned to Japanese-style painting, showed with the Inten, received much favorable criticism and became a member, however, resigned in 1936 and remained independent of all art groups for the rest of his life. In the 1930s went twice to Europe. His interesting paintings, though done in ink, have much Western feeling about them and a great preoccupation with the problem of rendering light. (Roberts, Dictionary of Japanese Artists, p. 89)

Ink on paper
Some foxing and paper creased
131.3 x 29.6 cm (51½ x 11½ in.)
Mounting 204 x 42 cm (80 ¼ x 16 ½ in.)
Original box (tomobako)

Bachmann Eckenstein