September 17 – 24, 2021
1923 Before & After: Japanese Prints and the Great Kanto Earthquake
Scholten Japanese Art
145 West 58th Street, Suite 6D
New York, New York 10019 USA
In this two-part exhibition, we explore the revitalization of woodblock printmaking in the early 20th century and how it evolved and changed after the devastation of the September 1, 1923 earthquake. This seminal disaster had a profound effect on all aspects of life, including amongst the artistic community. The exhibition presents works from before and after the event, contrasting works from both periods by some of the same artists and exploring the interpretation of various publishers.