VINTAGE 1955 ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONIST NY JAPANESE OIL PAINTING Signed Fujisaki
1955 JAPANESE ABSTRACT New York MODERNIST OIL PAINTING Signed Kinnosuke Fujisaki. Kinnosuke Fujisaki (professionally known as SAKI) was born in the Republic of Formosa, Japan in the late 1800s. He came to the United States at a young age. He was an accomplished traditional Japanese dancer and performer in New York City throughout the 1930s and is associated with Ruth St. Denis (creator and pioneer of Modern Dance). He performed regularly at the Brooklyn Museum in 1938. Not much is known about him during the years of WWII, but in 1945 he was able to find work as a chauffeur on the East Coast, as he required special permission from the Department of Justice to travel within the United States. Through his association with the Brooklyn Museum and the early Avant Garde movement in NYC from the 1930s onward. SAKI was one of the very few Japanese artists to come into contact at such an early period with European Modernists fleeing the war. He also associated with native New Yorkers who would go on to create the first truly American art, which would become abstract expressionism.
Working within the theater district, SAKI was exposed to and influenced the birth of American Modernism. This rare collection of his paintings we will be offering reveal SAKI's highly stylized and extremely unique sensibility, bringing together elements of traditional Japanese culture (Shintoism) with his own sense of lyrical physicality.
In 1961, a fire destroyed his studio in Chatham, New Jersey and many of his works were lost. Oil painting on stretched linen. Craquelure in areas, very stable surface.
Possibly egg tempera was used in very intense matte areas. Signed and dated at lower right corner - SAKI 1955. Thin modern Pine frame with gilded edge. Very large: Measures 44.25" x 31" in thin frame. We strive for excellent feedback and always try to make sure items are represented as accurately as possible and arrive safely to your destination.
The item "VINTAGE 1955 ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONIST NY JAPANESE OIL PAINTING Signed Fujisaki" is in sale since Tuesday, June 21, 2016. This item is in the category "Art\Art from Dealers & Resellers\Paintings". The seller is "greykitten2012" and is located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Listed By: Dealer or Reseller
- Medium: Oil
- Subject: Abstract
- Style: Expressionism
- Size Type/Largest Dimension: Large (Greater than 30in.)
- Date of Creation: 1950-1969
- Region of Origin: US