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Suga Tatehiko (1878-1963)

Biographical Data


Suga Tatehiko 菅楯彦 (1878-1963)
Source: Guide to Modern Japanese Woodblock Prints: 1900-1975, Helen Merritt, University of Hawaii Press, 1992, p. 138.
Suga Tatehiko was born in Tattori prefecture and moved to Osaka.  His given name was Totaro.  He learned Tosa-style painting from his father and studied Japanese and old Chinese literature which strongly influenced his drawing style.  He painted scenes of history and customs in the yamato-e (Japanese pictures) style.  He exhibited at the Nitten and was a member of the Osaka Art Society.  He used the kanji seal Tatehiko on his prints.  

Source: http://www.geocities.jp/oldpaperfan/indexenglish.html
The following woodblock prints by Tatehiko were published by the Osaka company Nagai & Company and were designed to be incorporated into paper fans.