Watercolour on paper on board, signed Insho to the lower left and sealed, with exhibition label 'Milano 1960' on the reverse
162 x 130cm. (6414 x 5112 in.)

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Domoto Insho was born in Kyoto amongst a family of artists and connoisseurs. He graduated from the Kyoto Municipal School of Fine Arts and Crafts and studied under Nishiyama Shuisho (1879-1958), exhibiting works at government exhibitions and with the Nitten. He was the winner of the Imperial Fine Arts Academy Prize in 1925 and visited Europe in 1952. He was a member of the Japan Art Academy and received the Order of Cultural Merit in 1961. His nephew, Domoto Hisao (1928-2013), was at the forefront of abstract art, becoming involved with the Art Informel movement; a group of European artists with concerns similar to those of the Gutai in Japan, namely a conviction that in painting the substance and physicality of paint itself conveys energy and meaning.

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