Japan Foundation Los Angeles Lecture Series 53
Shin Hanga and America: Yoshida Hiroshi’s Journey from Painter to Print-Maker
Lecturer: Dr. Kendall Brown
Tuesday, October 9, 2018, 7:00PM
The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles, 5700 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 100, Los Angeles, CA 90036
In this lecture, Dr. Kendall Brown, Professor of Asian Art at California State University, Long Beach, traces how oil painter Yoshida Hiroshi (1876-1950) revived his career and helped launch the “new print” movement by utilizing his skills as an artist, maven and entrepreneur.
It concludes with his late works of Japanese and Asian subjects, suggesting his complex relationships to “Eastern” and “Western” cultures.
Following the lecture, Mr. Randall Fullmer, owner of the collection featured in the Carving Across Borders: Block Prints of Hiroshi Yoshida exhibition, and JFLA Director Hideki Hara will join Dr. Brown in a conversation which will delve into Yoshida’s trajectory from the perspectives of both a scholar and a collector.
Kendall H. Brown is Professor of Asian Art at California State University, Long Beach. He publishes and curates widely on different aspects of Japanese art, including modern Japanese prints.
He recently published his third book on Japanese gardens in North America. His next project is an exhibition of Kabuki actor prints by contemporary artist Tsuruya Kokei to open at USC Pacific Asia Museum in February 2019.